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EA retires older titles for the new year

EA has confirmed that it will retire online servers for 12 titles, including those of FIFA 11, Madden 11 and NHL 11.

Here's a schedule of when the servers will go offline:

January 3

Fifa Manager 11 for PC

January 11

Fifa Soccer 11 for PC, PS3, Wii & Xbox 360

FIFA Soccer 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360

Madden NFL 11 for PS3, Wii & Xbox 360

Madden NFL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360

NBA JAM for PS3 & Xbox 360

NBA LIVE 10 for PS3 & Xbox 360

NCAA Football 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360

NHL 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360

NHL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360

January 14

The Sims 2 for PC/MAC and TheSims2.com

January 19

Trenches II for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

"The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy," said EA in a statement. "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."

Edited On 02 Jan, 2013

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0000000000 4 years ago
shocked they kept the servers going for so long.. try concentrating on keeping the newer servers working EA! priorities for once
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Only one which will be missed is Sims 2. mainly because some people prefer that one to the third.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I'm just annoyed that they decided to cut the online for lotr battle for middle earth 2. was one if the only good RTS games on the 360 and there are no signs of a new one.
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Rachael 4 years ago
I hate that they do this but it is understandable the reasons they do. There is little point to leaving servers on for minimal users when they can use these resources for other servers ( EA servers are garbage anyway... :P)

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