The lights are on
Battlefield 3: Aftershock, a single-map multiplayer-only iOS version of EA's popular shooter, was just released earlier this month, but as of today it is no longer available on the App Store.
IGN reports that EA pulled the game amid low ratings on the App Store and complaints from players about the controls and connectivity issues. EA released this official statement on the removal:
"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."
It's a strange, slightly surprising move, but I'm actually kind of glad to see EA owning up to releasing a bad product and making sure other gamers won't waste time on it.
I'm glad they finally came to their senses.
Well good to see they listened to the consumer here, even on a free app.
Yeah that's a first.
But it was free? That explains a lot.
Wow, I'm shocked. Now if only they would stop forcing use to buy new games, and put content on their discs on the release date. then I would be happy.
What? I was looking for this on the app store for ages and have never been able to see it.
Nice job, that's what should be done. If you put out a bad product it's at least your responsibility to fix it.
When will devs learn that virtual controls plus shooter equals fail? It really doesn't matter what you try.
shooters on the iphone/ipad is just dumb. but obviously people will pay so there's a market and money to be had.
Wow are gamers that picky now over games.
Good move on their part.