Updated: The Legacy of Battlefield 1943, Bad Company 1 & 2
The farewell is escorted with discounts on digital resellers.
UPDATE: EA claims that mentioning Mirror’s Edge being removed from digital Storefronts has been an error, therefore, it won’t be removed.
An update about Battlefield 1943, Bad Company and Bad Company 2 👇https://t.co/mqYW5VVi2i
An earlier version of this announcement included Mirror's Edge. That was an error. We currently have no plans to remove Mirror’s Edge from digital storefronts.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) March 21, 2023
As we prepare to say goodbye to the cherished gaming experiences of Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2, and Mirror’s Edge, we can’t help but feel a pang of nostalgia and sorrow. These groundbreaking titles left an indelible mark on the gaming industry and forged unforgettable memories for countless gamers worldwide.
Battlefield 1943 transported us to the gripping battles of World War II in the Pacific, leaving us in awe of the realistic gameplay and camaraderie it cultivated. The epic showdowns between the United States Marine Corps and the Imperial Japanese Navy were exhilarating, forever etching Wake Island into our hearts.
The Bad Company series introduced us to the lovable misfits Marlowe, Sweetwater, Redford, and Haggard, who captured our hearts as they embarked on daring personal quests. Their pursuit of gold bars in the adrenaline-pumping Gold Rush mode became a beloved staple of the Battlefield franchise.
Though not a Battlefield title, Mirror’s Edge holds a special place in our hearts. With her gravity-defying parkour skills, the fearless Faith taught us the power of persistence and determination. Her gripping story made us soar through the skyline, leaving us breathless and clamoring for more.
As we bid farewell to these iconic games, we can’t help but feel a sense of loss. Yet, the memories and the friendships forged through these digital experiences will live on in our hearts. While we embark on new adventures with Electronic’s upcoming titles, let us always remember the joy, the laughter, and the love that Battlefield 1943, Bad Company 1 & 2, and Mirror’s Edge brought into our lives. Farewell, dear friends; you will be missed.
The information was revealed in a blogpost by EA, including the date of stoppage of services for the respective games:
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.