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EA Closing 17 Online Servers

So long, farewell.

EA is gearing up to hack away some of its dead weight with the closure of 17 multiplayer servers with games such Skate, Army of Two, and Need for Speed Most Wanted set for the chop. The global publisher explained that under one percent of online peak time throughout EA’s entire gallery is spent playing the games listed below. The company will begin closing the servers as soon as next month, maintenance costs being cited as another reason for the mass closures; funds will hopefully be redirected into upcoming projects.

August 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

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

October 1, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Have any of your online favourites been sent marching to gallows?
Source: EA
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24 Comments
  1. Kovacs
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Fistbump?

    [Cannot connect to peer...]

    FISTBUMP!?

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:18.
    • SYY2127
      Member
      Since: Forever

      First comment to actually make me laugh out loud.

      Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 02:20.
  2. TROPtastic
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Ah well, at least most of these games and demos were pretty old anyway.

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:18.
  3. icuyesido
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Damn, I was hoping to play Army of two at some point in my life, always been behind another game though…

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:20.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Get the 40th night (AoT 2), it’s better, but still slightly pish.

      Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 09:03.
  4. Darksidesystems
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    No massive surprises with the titles really. The only kick-off I can imagine will be from NFS Most Wanted

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:22.
  5. Crocadillian
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Meh, NFS: Most Wanted is the only game I could vaguely care about. Fair enough :3

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:24.
  6. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Nothing there that should bother anyone too much, though there’s always going to be some moaning going on about these things. I think every single game on that list has had at least one newer version come out since, so it shouldn’t be a massive problem for anyone.

    Sad day for Tiger 10 though, that’s one of my favourite platinum trophies, though Tiger 12 has improved on it in at least a million ways. Anyone still playing 10 really should go out and buy the Masters (12), it really is that much better.

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:24.
    • Samiro05
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Tiger 11 will still have online though right? Loved Tiger 12 when I had it, will be getting it again soon as I never played the online component of it – online pass n all that jazz.

      Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 01:46.
      • jcor
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I’d imagine this time next year Tiger 11’s servers will be shut down. So your online passes only get you 2 years of online play in Tiger by the looks of it!

        Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 10:00.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      I know of some people that have 10,11 and 12, and they regularly boot up 10 as well as playing 12 still….most of them agree that 11 was a bit of a bogey! (see what I did there) and so don’t bother playing that one any more.
      There’s going to be some pissed off golfers!!

      Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 08:32.
      • Rocket_345
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        The only reason that i picked up 11 was because it had Celtic Manor on it which is my local course. Wasn’t as good as some of the others though.

        Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 11:19.
  7. MadJunkBoy
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    good that they are closing some servers of some old games, so they can use them to newer games that will be out in the future=)
    and now i remember the awesome moments i had with NFS: MW=) ahhh those good old PS2 times *falls back in the armchair with a real AwesomeSatisfiedFace on his face*

    Comment posted on 12/07/2011 at 23:35.
  8. rossthebassist
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    why not patch a p2p service in so private online matches can still take place.

    Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 00:14.
  9. bigdon23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    This will be bigger news when they take away the servers for games that will require a pass.

    just one of the reasons i dont agree with online passes

    Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 00:32.
  10. xdarkmagician
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    So to force everybody into buying the new ’11 sports games they’re shutting down the ’10 online modes. Cheap, just effen cheap EA! This is obviously an attempt to sell more new games- I guess EA Sports online passes are now good for just one season.

    Comment posted on 13/07/2011 at 00:35.

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