Electronic Arts to Shutter Older (and Not-So-Old) Games

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Electronic ArtsElectronic Arts announced that it will retire services for several online games, claiming that these games occupy "fewer than 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles." While the decision to retire older games is understandable, several of these (like EA Create depend on online content) while others (such as MMA) required an EA Online Pass. While FI remains extremely skeptical of the explanation, EA has previously defended the Online Pass as a means to extend product life (rather than the attempt to better monetize rentals and used game sales that it is). For the full list of retired games, read on...
Games shutting down on April 13, 2012:


  • Boom Blox Bash Party for the Wii

  • Burnout Revenge for the Xbox 360

  • EA Create for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii

  • EA Sports Active 2.0 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii

  • EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp for the Wii

  • FIFA 10 for the PSP and Wii

  • The Godfather II for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii

  • MMA for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

  • Need for Speed ProStreet for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

  • The Saboteur for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

  • Spare Parts for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3


Games shutting down on March 31, 2012:

  • Battlefield 3: Aftershock for iOS for devices


  • Fantasi Safari for iOS devices

  • Ghost Harvest for the iPhone

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