Earlier this month Electronic Arts released the free-to-play, ad-supported Battlefield 3: Aftershock game on the Apple App Store. It seemed to be doing well, but apparently the game has been yanked. The sudden removal of the game isn't all that much of a mystery: EA looked at the negative reviews the game was getting and decided that it needed to make some drastic changes. The average user review score for the game was right around 2.5 stars.
Battlefield 3: Aftershock, sponsored by the film "Act of Valor," was free-to-play thanks to the sponsorship, but users were very unhappy with the small amount of content found therein. The game was released with only one map to play on and four weapons to choose from. Based on the negative user feedback, EA's Mobile division decided that the game needed some more work.
"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," said EA Mobile in a statement.
"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." A more robust version of the game featuring additional maps and weapons will be released later this year.