EA Eliminates ‘Bejeweled 2’, ‘Flight Control’ and Other Classic Titles from App Store

It appears that EA has actually silently gotten rid of a handful of classic iOS titles from the App Store, including video games like Bejeweled 2, Air travel Control, Genuine Racing, and more. The official elimination of the video games actually took place on September 1, however was just discovered over night by our sibling website Touch Game. The full list of video games removed by EA consists of:

  • Bejeweled 2
  • Burnout ™ CRASH!
  • Dead Area
  • Do not Fall Off
  • Air travel Control
  • Air travel Control Rocket
  • Fly With Me
  • Lemonade Tycoon
  • MMA by EA SPORTS ™
  • Need for Speed Shift
  • Genuine Racing
  • Sims Middle ages by EA
  • Skate It by EA
  • Spore ™ Animals
  • Spore ™ Origins
  • SPY Mouse

As the company discusses in the support file posted to its site, the step means that every video game on the list will not be supported or updated moving on, with the decision to focus its “efforts on establishing new and amazing titles, as well as bringing brand-new content and updates to existing popular video games.” Fortunately, if players still have the video game downloaded to their iPhone, EA pointed out that users need to still be able continue their video game and play as regular.

… And now they’re gone, in addition to other fabulous iOS games. They didn’t even get an appropriate send, beyond quietly announcing they’re being removed on an unknown websites hidden deep within EA’s assistance site on the same day they were removed. I cannot discover any individual else reporting on this either, suggesting this plan worked surprisingly well, as it’s been 10 days prior to we even figured out that these video games were gone.

As Touch Arcade points out, about a year ago EA did the exact same thing with a slightly larger list of iOS games that consisted of some widely known titles like Zuma’s Vengeance and Alice: Insanity Returns. Although players with the games still set up do not have much to fret about, everybody else who might should revisit any of these titles in the future are now out of luck.

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