EA pulls massive U-turn after planning to delist iconic title

EA pulls massive U-turn after planning to delist iconic title
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Joseph Kime


22nd Mar 2023 10:39

EA haven't always had the best reputation, and they don't often do much to change that fact but let's be honest, they've got some bangers under their belts.

Though their microtransaction practices have come under fire over the years, they're responsible for the same shooter and sports titles that fans will pick up year in, and year out with little question. They've done plenty for gaming, but some have become critical of their attitudes towards video game preservation, pulling titles from digital stores never to be purchased without a physical disk again.

And they've just done something that has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

EA changes Mirror's Edge de-listing plans

EA pulls massive U-turn after planning to delist Mirror's Edge
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EA has threatened the wrong game with a shutdown, as they announced that a series of games from the Battlefield series, as well as iconic parkour game Mirror's Edge, were on the chopping block, and would be pulled from online stores soon.

"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," reads a blog post on the EA website.

To be fair, the Battlefield games have been long forgotten by those who never had fun with them, but Mirror's Edge still stands as one of the finest running-and-jumping action titles in video game history, and fans were immediately up in arms.

And it looks like EA took notice.

EA pulls huge U-turn on Mirror's Edge delisting

Since the blog post has gone live, all mention of Mirror's Edge has been pulled from the text, and has been updated to assure fans that the game isn't going anywhere.

“An earlier version of this announcement included Mirror’s Edge,” the update reads. “That was an error. We currently have no plans to remove Mirror’s Edge from digital storefronts.” Damn right.

It's a shame to see the Battlefield classics go, but at least they're not taking one of EA's finest achievements with them. Faith lives to run another day, and we couldn't be happier about it.

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