So long delightfully cartoonish Battlefield Heroes, ashas announced it's waving the white flag. They're also ending Battlefield Play4Free, taking their ball home in FIFA World and impounding Need for Speed World.
EA is shuttering four free-to-play titles with Battlefield Heroes entering the horrors of peacetime from July 14th - and no, soldier, you don't get your free-to-play fun money refunded.
"These are hard decisions, but Battlefield Heroes is an older title that is not as popular as it once was. It has been a great experience, and we know some loyal fans will be disappointed, but we felt it was the right time to retire this veteran game," explained the shut-down.
EA Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund: "...some of our other PC free-to-play games are not as popular as they once were. So we find ourselves announcing the tough decision today that we are stopping development and winding down support for four PC free-to-play titles: Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World and FIFA World. These games will be live for another 90 days, after which they will go offline."
Sign-ups for these titles are now suspending, along with any purchases of currency. EA continues to operate Star Wars: The Old Republic which is one of their few PC free-to-play titles, and one that's still going strong. Söderlund revealed more story content is due "this year."
If you were a fan and enlistee of Battlefield Heroes you might want to dust off the ole dog tags and get in there for some blasts of nostalgia before its guns go silent forever.
Send in the choppers!