Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE has announced that Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, and Mirror’s Edge will be removed from digital storefronts on April 28, “in preparation for the retirement of the online services for these titles which will happen on December 8, 2023.” However, Bad Company 1 and 2, and Mirror’s Edge will still be playable offline to those who own the titles.
The full statement regarding the announcement via EA can be seen below:
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.
Details on each title via the publisher:
At the time this was our third entry in the Battlefield franchise available on consoles, and took you to World War II as you fought in the Pacific as either the United States Marine Corps or the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Battlefield 1943 was only ever released as a digital game, and was exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but crucially for the first time, it offered us the ability to play Wake Island on console.
Battlefield: Bad Company
Marlowe. Sweetwater. Redford and Haggard. Four names that resonate a lot with you as Battlefield: Bad Company introduced an iconic and relatable bunch of troublemakers who risked it all and went AWOL to pursue a personal quest.
Not only has the cast and their story piqued your interest, but their endless pursuit of gold bars as you battled it out through Gold Rush – a mode that is now called Rush—added a new core mode to the Battlefield franchise. It wouldn’t be Bad Company without referencing the loveable but deadly smiley grenade did too!
It also marked the birth of the Frostbite engine and the fun and chaotic multiplayer experience that has run through Battlefield ever since.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The band got back together for what they thought to be their final mission within Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which involved them going behind enemy lines. However upon completion, they were tasked with heading towards South America on what became an increasingly riskier but also mysterious mission.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was also the first time that PC players were introduced to this band of military outcasts, alongside new improvements coming to the Frostbite engine.
And while not a Battlefield title, many of us who work on Battlefield have also been part of the development of Mirror’s Edge. We look back fondly on Faith as an iconic character, and her parkour style gameplay.