Battlefield 3: Aftershock pulled from App Store
EA has pulled the free iOS game Battlefield 3: Aftershock, following poor user reviews and complaints of glitches.Steve Watts
February 22, 2012 10:30 AM5
EA has pulled its iOS game Battlefield 3: Aftershock due to quality concerns. The free game received poor reviews upon hitting the App Store, and EA’s mobile division apparently paid attention to players’ concerns.
IGN received a statement on the company, which is fairly blunt about its reasons. “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,” the statement read. “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.”
Thanking gamers for suffering through a poorly-made game seems an odd response for the publisher. Given another Battlefield game is set to arrive on the App Store later this year, we can only hope that those that purchased Aftershock will be better treated next time around.