The middle of last year saw a number of older EA titles have their servers dropped, effectively killing the online component for the affected games. EA is now preparing for another round of server shutdowns, and this time some games with an Online Pass are included, and some aren’t even old games.
Most of the games are clearly underused from old age and their respective servers being shut down isn’t all that surprising, but one stands out: EA’s MMA. As BeefJack pointed out in their report, MMA required an Online Pass to go online (if bought used), meaning that those who coughed up the $10 for online play will be out of luck.
Interestingly, another title on the list is EA’s Spare Parts, an XBLA and PSN title that is just barely over a year old–just over 14 months, to be exact.
For the full list of games affected by EA’s latest round of server shutdowns, see below.
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
Do you think it’s fair for EA to shut down the servers of a game that required an Online Pass?