EA Shutting Down Some Online Servers

Once again, EA has decided to close down servers for some of its games.  Says EA;

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 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. 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.

If you have further questions about your account or the shut down of these services, please visit EA Help Center.

Thank you,
Electronic Arts

The games that will lose online connectivity are

March 31 –

  • Battlefield 3 Aftershock (iPad)
  • Fantasi Safari (iPad)
  • Ghost Harvest (iPhone)

April 13 –

  • BOOM BLOX Bash Party (Wii)
  • Burnout Revenge (360)
  • EA Create (PC, PS3, 360)
  • EA Sports Active 2.0 (PS3, Wii, 360)
  • EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp (Wii)
  • FIFA 10 (PSP, Wii)
  • The Godfather II(PC, PS3, 360)
  • MMA (PS3, 360)
  • Need for Speed ProStreet(PS3, 360)
  • The Saboteur (PS3, 360)
  • Spare Parts (PS3, 360)

The biggest upset seems to be Boom Blox, since that has a Little Big Planet – style create-your-own level thing.  So get those stages, you 1%ers!  Also, I could’ve sworn The Saboteur was single-player…


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