To be fair, this game was not so hot. Battlefield 3: Aftershock was a first-person multiplayer shooter that featured one map at launch. It was supposed to drop on the same day as the genuine Battlefield 3, but Aftershock was eventually pushed all the way back to February 8th of this year.
Once it saw the light of day, it was met with unfavorable reviews. The game was free, but it certainly didn’t live up to the penchant for quality set by the main Battlefield 3 game.
EA Mobile issued a statement regarding the decision to pull Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the App Store. The game sat available amidst a sea of terrible user reviews citing flaws in quality control; EA claims they are re-evaluating the app:
EA Mobile is committed to delivering mobile entertainment experiences that are on par with the content and quality users have come to expect from their favorite EA gaming brands. To this end, we have decided to remove Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the App Store and are currently re-evaluating the app in response to the consumer feedback we’ve received. We thank all the fans who have downloaded the game to date.
If I had to take a guess at whether or not we’ll see Battlefield 3: Aftershock again, I’d say no. EA Mobile will more than likely cut their losses with this free title and move on. The cost to host matches and distribute the software probably outweigh the value of making it available.
Especially given that most really, really didn’t like it.