As it does periodically, Electronic Arts is shutting down the online servers for a number of older, less-played titles by the end of the year. As spotted by PureXbox, EA is shutting down online servers for at least 12 games in the coming months, including Battlefield Bad Company 2, Dead Space 2, Crysis 3, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, among others.
Crysis 3, Dante’s Inferno, Dead Space 2, and Battlefield 1943, among others, are available through Xbox backwards compatibility, so anyone enjoying those games on a newer Xbox don’t have much longer to make use of their online elements.
EA says the decision to “retire” older games is never easy, but these decisions are necessary so EA can dedicate time and resources to newer, more actively played titles.
“As games are replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the games that have been live for some time 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 the online services for these games up and running,” EA said.
EA Games Shutting Down By The End Of 2023
September 7, 2023
- Crysis 3 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One (backwards compatibility), Steam and EA App
October 10, 2023
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 for Xbox 360 and on PlayStation 3
October 30, 2023
- Restaurant DASH: Gordon Ramsay for Apple, Google, and Amazon
November 6, 2023
- FIFA 18 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
- FIFA 19 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
- FIFA 20 for Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
- FIFA 21 for Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
December 8, 2023
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