Mirror's Edge
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Update: EA has now issued an update saying that Mirror's Edge won't be delisted after all:

Original Story: Video game preservation continues to be a hot topic of late; Nintendo is shutting down the Wii U and 3DS eShops, removing legal access to thousands of titles, and now, EA has just confirmed that it will be "sunsetting" four of its games from digital stores.

The games in question are Mirror's Edge, Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company 1 & 2. These will be removed from digital distribution on April 28th, 2023.

For the Battlefield titles, you can perhaps see the logic; these games have a reliance on online play, and with the servers shutting down, it could be argued that continuing to sell the games is unfair to the consumer. However, in the case of Mirror's Edge, it has no online multiplayer to speak of (only online leaderboards) and is a totally single-player experience.

As you might imagine, the reaction online to this news has been rather frosty:

As that last tweet notes, when there's no longer a means of purchasing a game via legal channels, the only option is piracy – but perhaps EA simply doesn't care.

Released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008 (and for Windows a year later), Mirror's Edge sold two million copies and was widely praised for its immersive first-person viewpoint and frantic action. It spawned a sequel, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, in 2016.

[source ea.com]