It’s the end of an era really. Flight Control, one of Australia’s earliest successes in the iOS marketplace, has now been removed from all mobile stores alongside 22 other games that — according to EA — will no longer be supported or updated.
If you already have the game, you can continue playing as normal. If you don’t? You will not be able to purchase or play it.
According to EA:
On September 1, 2015, we will be removing some of our older mobile titles from the mobile app stores. We will not be supporting or updating these games going forward.
We are focusing our efforts on developing new and exciting titles, as well as bringing new content and updates to existing popular games.
It’s also interesting to note that other games made by either Firemint or IronMonkey (who were eventually brought together as Firemonkeys) are currently on the list. Games like Dead Space on Android, SPY Mouse and the original Real Racing.
Flight Control might be a bit long-in-the-tooth now but it really was arguably the first major Australian success on mobile platforms. In that sense it was a real trail blazer and it’s a shame to see it go.