EA to Close Multiple Online Servers

EA is one of the most active and successful producers and publishers on the market. Unfortunately, their games are not timeless games, and at times must be removed from online play to make room for the big boys.

With EA coming out with new games all the time, it only makes sense that they have to shut down some of the servers for their older games. As EA puts it, ” But as games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles below a point — fewer than 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles — where it’s feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running. ”

The shutdowns are quite feasible and something that will surely make EA able to focus on newer and more popular titles. The list of games to receive server shutdowns are:

August 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • ARMY OF TWO™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • ARMY OF TWO™ Demo for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2142™ Demo for PC
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ Demo for Xbox 360
  • Medal of Honor Airborne™ for PlayStation Portable
  • Medal of Honor Heroes™ 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • NASCAR® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (North America)
  • NCAA® Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed™ Most Wanted for PC and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed™ Undercover for PlayStation Portable;
  • SKATE™ for PlayStation 3 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

October 1, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
A full list of their shut down games include:
  • 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 (Asia only)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ for Xbox
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2 and Wii
  • Marvel Nemesis™: Rise of the Imperfects™ for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Medal of Honor Pacific Assault™ for PC
  • Medal of Honor™ Rising Sun for PlayStation 2
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™ 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 (Europe Only)
  • 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® 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
  • 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 PlayStation Portable and Xbox
  • Need for Speed™ ProStreet for PC and 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
  • The Simpsons™ Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • SimSocial on Facebook
  • The Sims Carnival
  • 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
  • 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™ for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (only Hospitality upload functionality retired)
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

While some good games are due to be removed from online play, you’ll always be able to have your geeky and nerdy LAN parties, as well as the single player action. Keep on gaming guys!

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