EA Shutting Down More Servers

Starting in April, EA will shut down online servers for 11 games including MMA, The Saboteur, and Need For Speed Pro Street.  The closure is stated to be due to lack of activity, even though many are questioning the closure of MMA, which is only around 18 months old.

EA stated “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.”

Below is a list of titles and dates of changes and closure:

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.

Source: EA

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