EA Shutting Down More Servers, Includes Online Pass Game

EA has posted a new list on their website detailing server shutdowns.

The idea behind it is to cut down on server costs and EA stated that it would be affecting less than 1% of their peak time online users.


Still, there are a few games in there that might annoy some of you to see, including MMA which requires an online pass and was released just 18 months ago.

April 13, 2012 — Online Services Shutdown

  • 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
  • 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

March 31, 2012 — Online Services Shutdown

  • BATTLEFIELD™ 3: Aftershock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Fantasi Safari for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Ghost Harvest for iPhone

The full list can be found on their website.

Source: EA.com.



  1. I would be bloody annoyed if i paid for an online pass only for the servers to get closed. I thought the entire purpose of Online Passes was to help with the costs?

    Surely, it would be best to wait a few years before shutting them down unless the game has bombed or if a sequel to that game has come out.

  2. Some of those games on the the list look like they should have gone a while back, but then if they were still active I suppose…..
    They are going to have to seriously look into the online pass system, and sell them as time limited for a week, a month or whatever, due to unknown sell by dates!!
    I wonder which is the longest serving PS3 game server. I’d plump for Burnout Paradise and there’s no sign of it being shut down any time soon either!

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