EA To Shut Down Online Services For Several Games

Over the years, EA has published a lot of games that we’ve played for countless hours and have loved every second of it but unfortunately everything comes to an end. EA has decided to shut down online services for numerous video game titles which they think are not worth supporting any more.

Some of the titles which be affected by this are memorable games like Battlefield 2, Medal of Honor, Crysis, Command & Conquer, etc. After the services are shut down, players will not be able to play these games online with friends but they will be able to play the campaign of these games.

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EA wrote a statement on their official website, which will be given below:

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 — typically 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.

Some of the games affected by this online services being shut down are given below:

  • Battlefield 2, Battlefield Vietnam for PC (including Special Forces expansion)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2
  • Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac
  • Command & Conquer: Generals, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac
  • Crysis, Crysis 2 and Crysis Wars for PC
  • Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 for PC and PlayStation 2
  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for PC and Mac

A complete list of the games affected by the online services shutting down is given on EA’s official site here.

Originally, EA was working on transitioning the online services of these Battlefield games to the GameSpy servers but due to GameSpy being shut down, EA had no other choice but to discontinue the games’ online services.

Are you affected by EA’s decision of shutting down the online services for these games? Let us know in the comments below.

Abdullah Raza


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