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EA Stopping Online Support for Selected Games

Electronic Arts has just announced that they’re stopping online services for quite a few of their games. In saying that, don’t  panic as the games they’re about to take offline were released on or before 2010. So chances are you’re not playing these online much…if you are, then, I’m sorry for you.

The full list of games that will be taken offline is listed below.

  • 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
  • EA Sports 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

If you’re wondering why EA is taking the games offline, I’d bet on that these games aren’t being played online that much anymore. Nonetheless, EA has also issued an official response to this.

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

While I know this news doesn’t bode well – 2010 is just two years ago, I know – let’s just hope that this won’t become a regular thing. I’d sure hate it to buy games and lose online support just a scant two years later – especially since they have Online Passes now and whatnot.

Source: GamesIndustry