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EA is quietly killing multiple fan-favourite games forever

EA is quietly killing multiple fan-favourite games forever

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EA is killing off the best Battlefield game it ever made, and it’ll be unavailable for purchase later this year.

If you’re a fan of the Battlefield games this one might sting a bit, as while the next Battlefield game is in active development a number of beloved titles are being delisted.

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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline are being removed from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 store, and then later this year the servers for those games will be taken offline as well.

You’ll still be able to buy and play them on current-gen hardware like the Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC, but as of 7 November later this year you’ll be playing them in offline mode only.

The biggest loss here is undoubtedly Battlefield 3, which is often considered the “peak of the franchise” though I was always partial to a few matches of Battlefield 4 back in its prime.

Many players will have fond memories of squadding up with their buddies and engaging in mammoth-sized battles on some of their favourite maps, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end eventually.

Thankfully the more recent titles like Battlefield 1 and beyond are still active, though one day those too will be taken offline for good.

We don’t know much about the next Battlefield game, though hopefully it’ll take a few pages out of Battlefield 3’s book.

Recent entries in the series have either taken a historical approach like Call Of Duty, taking players to some of history’s biggest wars and conflicts, whereas others have gone far into the future to explore what war could be like a few decades from now.

Nevertheless it’s a sad year for Battlefield fans, so if you’ve still got the games installed hop on for a few matches before the servers go offline later this year.

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Topics: Battlefield, EA, Xbox, PlayStation, PC