Mar 20, 2012

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Electronic Arts To Shut Down Certain Game Servers

Electronic Arts To Shut Down Certain Game Servers

Electronic Arts recently announced the company will be ending online support for some of their titles. The recent announcement of server closings is the first to affect the Online Pass initiative due to the inclusion of EA Sports MMA which uses EA’s Online Pass service.

The company’s reason for the decision:

The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy.  The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them and it is hard to see one retired.  But as games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles to a level — fewer than 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles — where it’s no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running. We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games.  We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage.

The full list of games that are involved:

April 13, 2012 — Online Services Shutdown

BOOM BLOX Bash Party for Wii

Burnout Revenge for Xbox 360

EA Create for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360

EA Sports Active 2.0 for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360

EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp for Wii

FIFA 10 for PlayStation Portable and Wii

The Godfather II for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

MMA for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Need for Speed ProStreet for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

The Saboteur (loss of The Midnight Club access) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Spare Parts for PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

March 31, 2012 — Online Services Shutdown

BATTLEFIELD 3: Aftershock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Fantasi Safari for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Ghost Harvest for iPhone

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[Source: GT Side Mission]