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EA to Shut Down Support for a Lot of Online Games

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It?s a sad day for online gaming as EA has announced that they will be shutting down servers for 50 of their game titles on June 30. This means that these games, some of which include some of the best games of all time, won?t be having their online components anymore.

A lot of consoles will be affected as these games don?t just run on the PC. There are also games that run on the Wii, PS2 as well as the Nintendo DS.

This decision to halt the online support of these games comes with the coming closure of Gamespy, the online service that has acted as a life support for these games for years. With Gamespy closing down, EA will be forced to cut off those games as well.

According to EA, the decision to retire or to halt the online services of their games is never easy and they will try to evaluate options to keep services up and running. As of right now though, they said that there are technical challenges and they are concerned about the player experience so there is no clear solution at this time.

Massively popular titles like Battlefield 2, Battefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assualt, and the Command and Conquer franchise of games will all see themselves closing their online shop.

Hopefully, EA will find some sort of fix or the community can lobby a suggestion on how to preserve these games online. If you are still playing any of these games, play them now until they are still up.

The full list is below.

Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac (including The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WW2 expansions)

Battlefield 2 for PC (including Special Forces expansion)

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2

Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac (including Northern Strike expansion)

Battlefield Vietnam for PC

Bejeweled (r) 2 for the Wii

Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac (including Kane’s Wrath expansion)

Command & Conquer: Generals for PC and Mac (including Zero Hour expansion)

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for PC and Mac

Crysis 2 for PC

Crysis for PC

Crysis Wars for PC

Dracula – Undead Awakening for the Wii

Dragon Sakura for Nintendo DS

EA Sports 06 for PC

F1 2002 for PC

FIFA Soccer 08 (KOR) for the Wii

FIFA Soccer 08 for Nintendo DS

FIFA Soccer 09 for Nintendo DS

FIFA Soccer 10 for Nintendo DS

FIFA Street 3 for Nintendo DS

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for PlayStation 2

Global Operations for PC

GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND for the Wii

James Bond: Nightfire for PC

Madden NFL 08 for Nintendo DS

Madden NFL 09 for Nintendo DS

Master of Orion III for PC

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for PC and Mac (including Breakthrough and Spearhead expansions)

MySims Party for Wii

MySims Racing for Nintendo DS

MySims SkyHeroes for the Wii and DS

NASCAR Sim Racing for PC

NASCAR Thunder 2003 for PC

NASCAR Thunder 2004 for PC

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 for PC

Need for Speed: ProStreet for Nintendo DS

Need for Speed: Undercover for Nintendo DS

Neverwinter Nights 2 for PC and Mac

Neverwinter Nights for PC, Mac and Linux (including Hordes of the Underdark and Shadows of Undertide expansions)

SimCity Creator for Wii

Skate It for Nintendo DS

Sneezies for the Wii

Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS

Spore Hero Arena for Nintendo DS

Star Wars: Battlefront for PC and PlayStation 2

Star Wars: Battlefront II for PC and PlayStation 2

THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND for the Wii

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for Nintendo DS

 

Photo Source: EA blog

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