Battlefield 3, 4, and Hardline to be pulled from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 stores this month


EA has announced that it will remove three Battlefield titles from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 digital stores at the end of the month.

On July 31, the PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, and Battlefield: Hardline, along with their associated DLC, will be retired from sale. Owners of these games will still be able to play the single-player content, but online support for these titles will end on November 7. The embedded announcement post on X also includes a link to an FAQ to answer additional questions about the retirement process.

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While the digital versions of these games are disappearing on PS3/Xbox 360, Battlefield 3 will still be available for purchase on PC. The same goes for Battlefield 4 and Hardline, and those two titles will also be available for purchase on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC/PS4/Xbox One versions will remain unaffected by today’s updates.

It’s never nice to see games pulled from sale like this. The reason is likely because EA is pulling online support; it wouldn’t be fair to continue selling games with popular online modes if that component no longer works. For those still logging in to Battlefield games on PS3 and 360, you still have a few months to enjoy the ride.

For more on Battlefield, check out the development of the sequel (which is being developed by Dead Space Remake creator Motive Studios) here.

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