Stick a fork in it, folks, this game is done.
Last week, we ran a story that indicated EA Games had pulled Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the App Store. The game was a free-to-play multiplayer experience that pitted combatants against one another in a single map.
It was a flawed production. Users complained about all sorts of problems ranging from control issues, game glitches and server lag. That’s what lead EA to yank the title from Apple’s marketplace and issue this statement:
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.
Now, Game Informer has it officially from EA Mobile that Battlefield 3: Aftershock will not be coming back. The publisher decided against resurrecting the short-lived title because it worked against “the interest of bringing consumers only the highest level of quality mobile entertainment…”
EA Mobile went on to indicate that servers would remain up for the duration of this month for those that have already downloaded the game and are (somehow) enjoying it. EA Mobile will discontinue all support for Battlefield 3: Aftershock on March 31st, 2012.
They did, of course, encourage users to keep playing their games:
“We thank our customers for playing Battlefield 3: Aftershock and encourage them to explore some of the other exciting titles in our mobile lineup.”
Those left with a sour taste in their mouths after trying the iOS Battlefield title may think twice about EA’s mobile efforts.
Did any of you actually try this game? Was it that bad?
[via Game Informer]