EA Shutting Down Servers On A Slew Of Games


Posted February 17, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Electronic Arts Looks Toward More Price Cuts, Digital Sales, Motion Controls

The Bible says "To everything there is a season." There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to play games, a time to shut down servers for older games. According to its official site, Electronic Arts has taken the words of Ecclesiastes to heart and is shutting down servers for a slew of older titles.

Here is the list of games that you will no longer be able to play online:

March 16, 2010 Online Service Shutdown

  • Def Jam for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Godfather for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Lord of the Rings: Conquest for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for PC
  • Need for Speed: Carbon for PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed: ProStreet for PlayStation Portable
  • Simpsons for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

April 15, 2010 Online Service Shutdown

  • Burnout 3: Takedown for PlayStation 2
  • Army of Two for PlayStation 3 (Asia only)

Additionally, the shutdown of Xbox LIVE for Original Xbox consoles and games (scheduled for April 15, 2010) will retire online services for the following titles:

  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for Xbox
  • Burnout 3: Takedown for Xbox
  • Madden NFL 09 for Xbox

Personally, I'm bummed about Mercenaries 2, which I never got to finish, and Godfather for the same reason. Overall, this is an argument for PC gaming, where a core group of gamers can run a server and keep an older, beloved game alive. Or it's an argument for letting go of the past and freeing yourself from attachments. In any case, are you sad about any of these titles?

EA Shutting Down Servers On A Slew Of Games


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