EA discontinues online support for several games

Electronic Arts will start closing down the online services of a couple of games on August 11, the most important ones probably being Skate, Battlefield 2 and Army of Two. Here’s the official statement which can be found on the company’s support site:

“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 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. 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”.

Additionally, the site includes a complete list of the games that are going offline along with some other details. These are the games which will lose online support in just a few weeks:

  • ARMY OF TWO (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
  • ARMY OF TWO Demo (Xbox 360)
  • Battlefield 2142 Demo (PC)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Xbox 360)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Demo (Xbox 360)
  • Medal of Honor Airborne (PlayStation Portable)
  • Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (PlayStation Portable and Wii)
  • NASCAR 09 (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
  • NCAA Basketball 10 (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
  • NCAA Football 10 (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (PC and Xbox 360)
  • Need for Speed Undercover (PlayStation Portable)
  • SKATE (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 (PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii)
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 Demo (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

Finally, EA is planning to support Madden NFL 10 and NHL 10 up to October 1st. If you happen to love any of the games in the list you should seriously consider starting playing them before August, as this will be your last chance of enjoying them with other players.

Readers Comments (1)

  1. any news if the online support for ps3 versions for some of the mentioned games will be discontinued soon after these platforms or will it stay for longer periods

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