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EA Shutting Down Online Service For Nearly A Dozen Games

by Rainier on March 19, 2012 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT

EA announced that servers for the games listed below will be shut down on the indicated dates, just like it has the past few years. Fans may continue to play the games online up until these dates, but certain community programs may begin to close down prior to the shutdown dates.EA announced that servers for the games listed below will be shut down on the indicated dates, just like it has the past few years. Fans may continue to play the games online up until these dates, but certain community programs may begin to close down prior to the shutdown dates.

The decisions to retire older EA games are 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.  But 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. 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.  We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage.

If you have further questions about your account or the shut down of these services, please visit http://support.ea.com.

Thank you,
Electronic Arts  

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

January 18, 2012 -- Change in virtual currencies

On January 18, 2012, EA will switch users from game-specific virtual currencies to a common currency in four Play4Free games. Existing balances in the current currencies will be converted into the new common currency - called “Play4Free Funds” - without loss for the customer. Affected games and currencies are:   

  • Lord of Ultima - diamonds
  • Battlefield Heroes - battlefunds
  • Battlefield Play4Free - battlefunds

From January 18, 2012 all games will use Play4Free Funds as the virtual currency. More information will be posted on the respective games' websites closer to the time of change.

Previously Shut Down Online Service

  • Arena Football for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Arena Football: Road to Glory for PlayStation 2
  • Armies of Exigo for PC
  • Army of Two for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Army of Two Demo for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Demo for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2142 Demo for PC
  • Burnout Revenge for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Burnout Dominator for PlayStation Portable
  • Burnout 3: Takedown for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Def Jam for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • EA SPORTS Fantasy Football 09 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
  • EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 10 for PC
  • EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox
  • EA SPORTS MMA (Live Broadcast Feature only) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Facebreaker for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
  • FIFA Soccer 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • FIFA 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 07 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 08 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC
  • FIFA 09 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 10 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA 10 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA Street 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • The Godfather The Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • LITTLEST PET SHOP Online for PC
  • The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth for PC
  • The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II for PC and Xbox 360
  • The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Rise of the Witch-king for PC and Xbox 360
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • MVP Baseball 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • MVP 07 NCAA Baseball for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Madden NFL 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Madden NFL 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 08 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 09 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Xbox
  • Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Medal of Honor Airborne for PlayStation Portable
  • Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • Medal of Honor Pacific Assault for PC
  • Medal of Honor Rising Sun for PlayStation 2
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for PC
  • MySims for PC
  • NASCAR 05: Chase for the Cup for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NASCAR 06: Total Team Control for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NASCAR 07 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NASCAR 08 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NASCAR 09 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NBA LIVE 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • NBA LIVE 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • NBA Street (2007) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NBA Street V3 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA Basketball 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA Basketball 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA Football 05 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA Football 06 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA Football 07 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox
  • NCAA Football 08 forPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA Football 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2
  • NCAA Football 10 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA March Madness 06 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA March Madness 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NCAA March Madness 07 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed Carbon for PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted for PC, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed ProStreet for PC and PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed Undercover for PlayStation Portable
  • Need for Speed Underground for PlayStation 2
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NFL Head Coach 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NFL STREET 2: Unleashed for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NFL STREET 3 for PlayStation 2
  • NFL Tour for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NHL 06 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • NHL 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • NHL 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PC
  • NHL 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Pet Society Vacation for iPhone
  • The Simpsons Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • SimSocial on Facebook
  • The Sims Carnival
  • SKATE for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 for PC, PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 for PlayStation 3, Wii 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
  • TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect for Xbox and PlayStation 2
  • Total Club Manager 06 for PlayStation 2
  • UEFA Champions League 2004-2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable
  • UEFA Champions League 07 for PC and Xbox 360
  • UEFA EURO 2008 for PC PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
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