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EA shelves Battlefield 3: Aftershock iOS game permanently

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Earlier this month, EA released a free iOS spin-off of their blockbuster shooter, Battlefield 3.   Battlefield 3: Aftershock, inspired by the film Act of Valor, was available for the iPhone and iPad for just a short while, however.

After receiving overwhelming negative feedback and reviews, EA decided to pull the game from the iOS App Store on February 22nd.  That day, EA released a statement saying they were "committed to delivering mobile entertainment experiences that are on par with content and quality users have come to expect from their favorite EA gaming brands."  The result was them removing the app temporarily as they re-evaluated the app in response to consumer feedback.

As it turns out, the removal from Battlefield 3: Aftershock could be a permanent one.

"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," an EA representative said to Vox Games when asked if they had any plans of bringing the game back to the App Store. "The Aftershock servers will be live through March 31st, 2012, and customers who have already downloaded the game can continue to play until then."

The servers for Battlefield 3: Aftershock will be shut down at the end of the month, giving fans some more time with the game before it is gone for good.

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