|Digital Release||Xbox 360
July 08, 2009
July 09, 2009
|Delisting||April 28, 2023|
|Available On||Xbox One (EA Play)|
|Links||Battlefield 1943 game page
Electronic Arts and DICE announced on Tuesday that ahead of server shutdowns planned for December 8th, 2023, they would be removing Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2 from sale starting April 28th. Their announcement follows:
As we close in on 15 years since the release of Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company™ 1 & 2, we are announcing that their journey is coming to an end.
Starting April 28 2023, Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2 will be removed from digital storefronts and you will no longer be able to purchase them. This is in preparation for the retirement of the online services for these titles which will happen on December 8 2023. For Bad Company 1 & 2, you can still continue playing them and use their respective offline features, such as the single player campaign. You can also read our FAQ and Service Updates for further information on the retirement of online services.
While these titles hold a special place in our heart, we’re now looking forward to creating new memories alongside you as we shift our focus towards our current and future Battlefield experiences.
With this announcement we also want to take a moment today to reflect on our time with Battlefield 1943 and, Bad Company 1 & 2. We share amazing memories of not only their development, but also playing them alongside you.Battlefield Legacy – Sunsetting Announcement
The full post contains a few sentences about the development and history of the three titles and closes by adding that “if just like us you have fond memories of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, Battlefield 1943, then please do share them with us. We’d love to hear from you”. On April 27th, GamesRadar interviewed DICE taking a further post-mortem on Battlefield 1943.
As an online-only digital title, Battlefield 1943 is now considered Extinct.
About the Game
Battlefield 1943 is a multiplayer-only game that lets you enjoy the thrills of Pacific WW2 battles! Pick your path – be it as a rifleman, a steel fisted tank commander, or ace fighter pilot dog fighting to protect the skies. Play as a lone wolf or with your friends, coordinating to turn the tide of battle.