EA shutting down more game servers (Q1 2011)

#1 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

Yes. And why the hell is there a tilte from 2010 on this list? Anyways, the following titles will get affected: 
 
  

January 2011

 
 
The Sims Carnival
The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II for Xbox 360
The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II, The Rise of the Witch-king™ for Xbox 360
   
 

February 2011

 
FIFA 07 for Xbox 360
FIFA 08 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
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
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Manager 10 for PC
EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Madden 09 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
Madden 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2 and Wii
NBA LIVE 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NBA LIVE 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
NCAA® Basketball 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA® Basketball 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA® Football 07 for Xbox 360
NCAA® Football 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA® Football 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA® Football 10 for PlayStation 2
NFL Head Coach 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NHL® 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NHL® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
UEFA EURO 2008™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
2010 FIFA World Cup™ for PlayStation Portable and Wii
2010 FIFA World Cup™ Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 
 

March 2011

 
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for Wii
      
 
 You can see previously (and future) shutdowns on games on the official site Here 
 
#2 Posted by cgoodno (166 posts) -

Well, they're only shutting it down for the demo for PS3 and 360, not the retail game.  And, likely shutting down PSP and Wii because of near to no action on them.

#3 Edited by FritzDude (2273 posts) -
@cgoodno:
I was refering to Fifa manager 2010 for the PC. That's a retail version and not a demo. Even if it doing poorly with sales and online gameplay, i still think it's too early, i mean, the game isn't even a year old. Or maybe it is, but the tilte is then misleading.
#4 Edited by cgoodno (166 posts) -

Just read up on this, doesn't look like it is a problem. 
 
From:   http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2011-01-05-ea-shutting-down-online-support-for-old-titles
 

 A number of EA titles will be losing their online services over the next few months as the company concentrates its resources on more popular games.

The shutdowns are part of EA's ongoing schedule, which is based on the number of players using the services. Titles affected will include The Sims Carnival and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 for the Wii.

Also included in the schedule are the cessation of the online services for EA's various Lord of the Rings games, which are the casualty of EA's expired licensing deal with Middle-earth Enterprises.

"As background information, the EA Sports games scheduled for shutdown in February and March 2011 represent roughly 1 per cent of all peak online players across all EA titles. Despite some people's perception, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these older games up and running," read a statement on the publisher's website.

"We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99 per cent of customers playing our more popular games. These decisions to retire games is 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. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage."

#5 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Had to happen eventually. At least no big-name titles were on there, just sports games of yesteryear.

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