MMA Logo EA to cut online support for several games

Electronic Arts (EA) has decided to pull online support for a number of its games, including some popular older sports titles.

Electronic Arts (EA) has decided to pull online support for a number of its games, including some popular older sports titles.

 
The affected games are:
 
  • 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
  • EA Sports 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
 
MMA Logo EA to cut online support for several games
 
"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," EA said. "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."
 
The vast majority of the games are two or more years old, but that will be small comfort for those who are regularly enjoying playing them online. It is understandable, however, that EA made this decision, given the low population on these game servers.
 
The online access to these games will be removed on 13 April.