According to The Verge, EA has finally decided to scrap the monstrosity that was Battlefield 3: Aftershock. In other words, the game, a free multiplayer first-person shooter that was released last month and then pulled on account of unanimous complaints, will not be coming back to the App Store.
In a statement to The Verge, EA said:
In the interest of bringing consumers only the highest level of quality mobile entertainment, EA Mobile has decided to suspend development and support of Battlefield 3: Aftershock and refocus its resources on other titles. The Aftershock servers will be live through March 31st, 2012, and customers who have already downloaded the game can continue to play until then.
We should note that while it’s still technically possible to play the game if you downloaded it while it was available, we still can’t recommend it any more than we did at launch. As of this morning, the online matches we played were still plagued with extreme amounts of lag.
We can’t say we’re sorry to see it go, but if they had squashed the bugs and eliminated the lag and connection issues that made the game unplayable, it might have had potential.
[Via The Verge]