The company has taken several of these apps down, including “Real Racing” and “Dead Space”.
Electronic Arts (EA), the mobile games publisher, has now taken down a dozen mobile games from online marketplaces such as Google Play and from iTunes, without having given any prior public warning that these options would no longer be available.
This has arrived as quite the surprise to many players who had still been enjoying these titles.
The common belief is that the mobile games published by EA have been of exceptionally high quality and these titles were among the better options that had been available. Some players have responded with disappointment that these titles have been taken down. Some of the higher quality app titles that have been removed from the online stores have included “Flight Control,” “Dead Space,” Real Racing,” “Burnout Crash,” “Mass Effect Infiltrator,” and “Bejeweled 2”.
Two of the more popular mobile games from that list have been “Real Racing” and “Flight Control”.
Those popular game apps were among the more surprising removals by EA. The reason is that they have been popular and were considered by many people to be among the mobile gaming opportunities that established devices such as tablets and smartphones as legitimate platforms for players.
As there hadn’t been any announcement made by EA to warn the public, fans of those games have been quite disappointed as they were not provided with the opportunity to prepare for the removal. Beyond the disappointment is a general surprise felt by many as the games were taken down regardless of their high quality and the lengthy lists of positive reviews that they have received.
Still, there remain a number of mobile games that EA has continued to support, such as “EA Sports UFC Mobile,” and “The Simpsons: Tapped Out”. Each of those popular titles can still be downloaded as usual and the regular updates for those options appear to be continuing on without interruption. Some early reports have suggested that the games were taken down as a result of the most recent update to iOS 9 and because – as popular and high quality as they may have been – they might not have been earning very much money for EA.