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Mirror’s Edge, Battlefield: Dangerous Firm 1 and a couple of, and Battlefield 1943 are going away endlessly: Digital Arts has introduced that their on-line providers are being shut down in December, and in consequence they are going to be faraway from sale from all digital storefronts on April 28.

All of the video games being delisted are aged as this stuff go: Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield: Dangerous Firm got here out in 2008, Battlefield 1943 adopted in 2009, and Dangerous Firm 2 was launched in 2010. However they had been standout video games of their day. Dangerous Firm 2 was PC Gamer UK’s shooter of the yr in 2010 (again within the days when the UK and US groups did issues individually), and the Vietnam DLC was good. (The unique Dangerous Firm and Battlefield 1943 had been console exclusives.) 

Mirror’s Edge was much less excellent however scored factors for attempting one thing genuinely totally different as a first-person runner in a gleaming near-future metropolis. And it largely succeeded: Regardless of being 15 years previous, we mentioned simply final yr that it stays “the undisputed queen of parkour.”

However nothing can escape the relentless grind of time—not even actually good videogames. “Whereas these titles hold a particular place in our coronary heart, we’re now trying ahead to creating new reminiscences alongside you as we shift our focus in the direction of our present and future Battlefield experiences,” EA mentioned.

The excellent news is that should you personal these video games, you may nonetheless have the ability to play their campaigns offline. The difficulty is that should you do not personal them, as of April 28 you will not have the ability to, except you rating a key from some hopefully not-too-sketchy reseller. Which is a baffling determination so far as I am involved: Dangerous Firm 2 and Mirror’s Edge each have glorious singleplayer campaigns (Mirror’s Edge is singleplayer solely, in reality—it is solely on-line characteristic is leaderboards), so what is the level of halting gross sales in the event that they’re nonetheless playable? Simply add a notice to the shop listings that the web elements do not work anymore, knock a everlasting 20% off the value, and let individuals play.

However I’m not a company bigwig, and so enterprise selections like this are apparently past my restricted understanding of how the world works. Luckily, should you do not personal Mirror’s Edge and assume you may prefer to, now is an effective time to choose it up: It is on sale within the Steam Spring Sale for $5/£4.50/€5, 75% off the common value. Dangerous Firm 2 and Dangerous Firm 2: Vietnam aren’t on sale however they’re pretty low-cost, going for $15/£15/€12.50 every.

Yeah, it wasn’t excellent. But it surely was good whereas it lasted.