Having released Battlefield 3 on the Apple App Store earlier this month, EA has now pulled the game from sale.
IGN reports that the decision was made after an influx of negative reviews regarding both its controls and its network stability. The game is free to play thanks to sponsorship from Act of Valor, but included only one map and four weapons.
At the time of removal the game had a 2.5 star user rating on the App Store.
"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,” a statement from the publisher reads.
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."
An expanded and improved version of the game will be released later this year.