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EA to Delist Three Battlefield Games from Digital Storefronts

Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that three Battlefield games will be removed from select digital storefronts later this month. The games affected are Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, and Battlefield: Hardline, specifically for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.

In a recent post shared on X (formerly Twitter) and reported by Eurogamer, EA confirmed that these titles will no longer be available for purchase starting Wednesday, July 31. This decision also extends to all related downloadable content (DLC) and other add-ons for these games.

Additionally, EA has set a date for the end of online services for these games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As of November 7, 2024, online multiplayer and other online components will be discontinued. However, players who already own these games will still be able to enjoy their single-player modes.

“While the online components of these titles close for these platforms, if you own the game, you will still be able to play the single-player component,” EA explained.

For players on other platforms, there is some good news. Battlefield 3 will remain available on PC, and Battlefield 4 and Hardline will continue to be playable on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. EA assured fans that the delisting and discontinuation of online services do not affect these titles on the aforementioned platforms.

EA did not provide a specific reason for the delisting but mentioned on its official help site that games are sometimes removed for legal reasons or to reallocate resources based on player demand. The company stated, “There comes a time in every game’s lifecycle when it makes sense for us to remove it from online stores. We refer to this process as ‘sunsetting’.”