Published on February 24th, 2012 | by Evan Selleck2
Battlefield 3: Aftershock pulled from iOS App Store by EA
On December 13th, 2011, EA released their Battlefield franchise onto iOS-based mobile devices. The game is called Battlefield 3, unsurprisingly, and it’s meant to give players on Apple’s-branded devices a means to experience the Battlefield experience on the go, and not having to be tied down to a home console.
On the 8th of February, EA released a free map entitled Aftershock, due in part to the upcoming theatrical release “Act of Valor.” Despite the upgrade being free, it doesn’t look like everyone who bought the map were all too happy with the new material. The free upgrade included the single map, four weapons, and was an entirely multiplayer-only experience.
Poor reviews finally got the best of EA, though, as the company has officially pulled the application from the App Store. Citing poor reviews, which were based on poor controls and for some owner’s inability to connect to multiplayer matches, the free upgrade has been pulled to be re-evalulated.
Here’s the official statement from EA:
“EA Mobile is committed to delivering mobile entertainment experiences that are on par with the content and quality users have come toexpect 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.”
As of right now, there is no word as to when EA might re-release the map.