We were looking forward to EA’s latest Battlefield title for iOS before it hit the App Store. But when it finally arrived, we couldn’t have been more disappointed. Battlefield 3: Aftershock offered only online gameplay, with just one map and a very limited variety of arsenal. Gameplay was frustrating at best, plagued by unbearable lag on top of server and connection errors.
It’s no surprise, then, that EA has now pulled the release from the App Store.
Aftershock was a free game, released to promote Act of Valor, but we still expected something decent from EA. When it arrived earlier this month, we assumed its connection problems and bugs were simply early teething issues that would soon be ironed out with simple updates.
But it seems gamers have been so unhappy with the game that EA decided it was best to just pull the title completely. In a statement, the company said:
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 unclear whether Aftershock will return at all, but I don’t think anyone had the opportunity to play it enough before being disconnected to miss it.