[UPDATE 03/21/23] The EA post has already been updated today to remove all of the wording that previously included Mirror’s Edge. It also adds a link to EA’s generic FAQ page and Service Updates page which have yet to reflect the Battlefield delistings that are still coming up on April 28th. Our original post from earlier today continues below with the original phrasing used by EA and DICE.
Electronic Arts and DICE announced on Tuesday that ahead of server shutdowns planned for December 8th, four of their titles will begin being removed from sale starting April 28th. The four titles include Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, and the original Mirror’s Edge. The announcement follows:
As we close in on 15 years since the release of Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company™ 1 & 2 and Mirror’s Edge, we are announcing that their journey is coming to an end.
Starting April 28 2023, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2 and Mirror’s Edge 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 and Mirror’s Edge, 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, Bad Company 1 & 2 and Mirror’s Edge. We share amazing memories of not only their development, but also playing them alongside you.The DICE and Battlefield Teams – March 21, 2023
The full post contains a few sentences about the development and history of the four titles and closes by adding that “if just like us you have fond memories of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, Battlefield 1943 and Mirrors Edge, then please do share them with us. We’d love to hear from you”.
EA previously announced that online services for Mirror’s Edge were to shut down in January but now the game will be leaving stores as well in just a month’s time. I’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have pages up on the site later.