EA closing online servers for games which requires online pass

Posted By | On 19th, Mar. 2012

I honestly can’t stand behind this move, as EA is shutting down online servers for games which requires an online pass. The main reason given for the shutdowns is the lack of activity, but there are a few games here that aren’t even two years old.

EA has also said that these closures affect less than one percent of the total online players.

“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,” reads the official statement.

“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.”

These are the games that won’t be playable online after April 13.

• 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
• 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

MMA required an online pass and it’s just 18 months old. Pulling off support for such a game seems unethical. But that’s just me. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

[EA]


Tagged With: , ,

Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Sniper Elite 5 Accessibility Features Detailed – Customizable Audio, Inputs, Difficulty, and More

Sniper Elite 5 Accessibility Features Detailed – Customizable Audio, Inputs, Difficulty, and More

"It’s important to us that as many people as possible can play our games and so we’ve worked hard to reduc...

Future Games Show Set for June 11

Future Games Show Set for June 11

E3 might not be returning, but the traditional E3 period is still looking packed, with another event confirmed...

LIVE A LIVE Trailers Highlight Middle Ages, Near Future, Wild West, and Edo Japan Timelines

LIVE A LIVE Trailers Highlight Middle Ages, Near Future, Wild West, and Edo Japan Timelines

Additionally, a recent stream also showed off over 30 collective minutes of gameplay from the Edo Japan and Pr...

Death Stranding 2 is in the Works, Says Norman Reedus

Death Stranding 2 is in the Works, Says Norman Reedus

In a recent interview, Reedus said, "We just started part two of that" while also discussing how he first met ...

Genshin Impact – Version 2.7 “Hidden Dreams in the Depths” Goes Live on May 31st

Genshin Impact – Version 2.7 “Hidden Dreams in the Depths” Goes Live on May 31st

The update introduces two new characters, Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, along with a new Archon Quest, four star wea...

Tchia Delayed to Early 2023

Tchia Delayed to Early 2023

"This extra time will allow us to really polish every aspect of the game and flesh out all the little details ...