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EA announces server closures for several online games

EA has announced that it’s to retire several games from its ever growing servers.

According to a statement on the publishers website, “where 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, it’s no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running.”

This has resulted in quite a few titles getting the chop, including some which are only around 18 months old.

Looking at the back of the box will show you that EA has the right to do this and by signing up to play online we all agree to these terms and conditions.

Here’s the shut down list and a few other changes which are taking place. You can also see previously shut down games in the list below.

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

January 18, 2012 — Change in virtual currencies

On January 18, 2012, EA will switch users from game-specific virtual currencies to a common currency in four Play4Free games. Existing balances in the current currencies will be converted into the new common currency – called “Play4Free Funds” – without loss for the customer. Affected games and currencies are:

  • Lord of Ultima – diamonds
  • Battlefield Heroes – battlefunds
  • Battlefield Play4Free – battlefunds

From January 18, 2012 all games will use Play4Free Funds as the virtual currency. More information will be posted on the respective games’ websites closer to the time of change.

Previously Shut Down Online Service

  • Arena Football™ for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Arena Football™: Road to Glory for PlayStation 2
  • Armies of Exigo™ for PC
  • Army of Two™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Army of Two™ Demo for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ for Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ Demo for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2142™ Demo for PC
  • Burnout™ Revenge for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Burnout™ Dominator for PlayStation Portable
  • Burnout™ 3: Takedown ™ for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Def Jam® for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • EA SPORTS™ Fantasy Football 09 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA Manager 10 for PC
  • EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 2 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox
  • EA SPORTS™ MMA (Live Broadcast Feature only) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Facebreaker™ for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
  • FIFA Soccer 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • FIFA 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 07 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 08 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC
  • FIFA 09 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 10 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 10 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA Street 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • The Godfather™ The Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent™ for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • LITTLEST PET SHOP Online for PC
  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ for PC
  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II for PC and Xbox 360
  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II, The Rise of the Witch-king™ for PC and Xbox 360
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest™ for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • MVP Baseball™ 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • MVP™ 07 NCAA® Baseball for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Madden NFL 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Madden NFL 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 08 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 09 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Xbox
  • Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Marvel Nemesis™: Rise of the Imperfects™ for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Medal of Honor Airborne™ for PlayStation Portable
  • Medal of Honor Heroes™ 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • Medal of Honor Pacific Assault™ for PC
  • Medal of Honor™ Rising Sun for PlayStation 2
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™ for PC
  • MySims™ for PC
  • NASCAR® 05: Chase for the Cup™ for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NASCAR® 06: Total Team Control for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NASCAR® 07 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NASCAR® 08 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NASCAR® 09 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NBA LIVE 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • NBA LIVE 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • NBA Street (2007) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NBA Street V3 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA® Basketball 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Basketball 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 05 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA® Football 06 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA® Football 07 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox
  • NCAA® Football 08 forPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA® Football 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2
  • NCAA® Football 10 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® March Madness 06 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA® March Madness™ 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA® March Madness® 07 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed™ Carbon for PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed™ Most Wanted for PC, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed™ ProStreet for PC and PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed™ Undercover for PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed™ Underground for PlayStation 2
  • Need for Speed™ Underground 2 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NFL Head Coach 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NFL STREET 2: Unleashed for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NFL STREET 3 for PlayStation 2
  • NFL Tour for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NHL® 06 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NHL® 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PC
  • NHL® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Pet Society™ Vacation for iPhone
  • The Simpsons™ Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • SimSocial on Facebook
  • The Sims Carnival
  • SKATE™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 08 for PC, PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect™ for Xbox and PlayStation 2
  • Total Club Manager 06 for PlayStation 2
  • UEFA Champions League™ 2004-2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable
  • UEFA Champions League™ 07 for PC and Xbox 360
  • UEFA EURO 2008™ for PC PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup™ for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ South Africa for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ South Africa Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Thanks, BeefJack.


Edited On 19 Mar, 2012

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