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http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

If you're at work and can't see the list here a short list. :)

October 1st, 2014 -- Online Services Shutdown

World Series of YAHTZEE, Free for iOS

June 30th, 2014 -- Online Services Shutdown

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 Undrentide 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

May 12th, 2014 -- Online Services Shutdown

Lord of Ultima™

May 8th, 2014 -- Online Services Shutdown

Supreme Heroes
Supreme Hero City
Age of Champions

February 1st, 2014 -- Online Services Shutdown

"More Games" discovery feature in many iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch games

December 3rd, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

SCRABBLE Free for iPhone, iPod touch and Android (OLD VERSION ONLY)
SCRABBLE for Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet
SCRABBLE for iPad (OLD VERSION ONLY) can be updated to NEW version
SCRABBLE for iPhone, iPod Touch (OLD VERSION ONLY) can be updated to new version

November 30, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

RayCity - Online game in Thailand only

November 18, 2013 -- Online Services Transfer of Ownership

Lucky Gem Casino for Facebook

October 31, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

BattleForge

September 30, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

World Series of YAHTZEE, Ad Free Version for iOS
Word Smack for iOS and Amazon
Word Smack FREE for iOS and Android

September 2, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Madden NFL Social for Facebook
Madden NFL Social for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

August 15, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Trade Nations for Facebook

July 31, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Rock Band for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch*
* Also affects Verizon HTC ADR6400L (aka HTC Mecha/HTC Thunderbolt), SGH-i510, and LGVS910
Rock Band Reloaded for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

June 14, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Pet Society for Facebook
SimCity Social for Facebook
The Sims Social for Facebook

June 6, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online for Web
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 for PC

May 30, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Party Play Mode in SCRABBLE (Mattel version) for iPad

May 13, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

Madden Superstars for Facebook
NHL Superstars for Facebook
TMI Trivia for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

April 24, 2013
-- Online Services Shutdown

JetSet Secrets for Facebook

Previously Shut Down Online Service

2006 FIFA World Cup for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and Wii
Age of Immortals for Facebook
Arena Football for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Arena Football: Road to Glory for PlayStation 2
Armies of Exigo for PC
Army of Two for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for Xbox and Xbox 360
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Demo for Xbox 360
BATTLEFIELD 3: Aftershock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
Bejeweled for feature phones
Bejeweled for Android
Bejeweled Blitz for Google+
BOGGLE for Palm
BOOM BLOX for feature phones
BOOM BLOX Bash Party for Wii
Burnout Revenge for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
Burnout Dominator for PlayStation Portable
Burnout 3: Takedown for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
CONNECT 4 for Palm
Def Jam for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Dragon Age Legends for Facebook and Google+
EA Create for Mac, 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
EA SPORTS Fantasy Football 09 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox
EA SPORTS MMA (Live Broadcast Feature only) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR Golf Challenge for Facebook
Facebreaker for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Fantasi Safari for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
FIFA Manager 10 for PC
FIFA Manager 11 for PC
FIFA Soccer 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
FIFA Soccer 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 07 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 08 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC
FIFA Soccer 09 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
FIFA Soccer 09 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 10 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
FIFA Soccer 10 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 11 for PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 and Xbox 360
FIFA Street 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
FIFA Superstars for Facebook, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Ghost Harvest for iPhone
The Godfather The Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
The Godfather II for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Hasbro Family Game Night for PlayStation 3 (PSN) and Xbox 360 (XBLA)
JAMDAT Bowling 2 for feature phones
LITTLEST PET SHOP Online for PC
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth for PC
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II for PC and Xbox 360
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Rise of the Witch-king for PC and Xbox 360
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
MMA for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
MVP Baseball 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
MVP 07 NCAA Baseball for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Madden NFL 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Madden NFL 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
Madden NFL 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
Madden NFL 08 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360
Madden NFL 09 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Xbox
Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
Madden NFL 11 for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360
Madden NFL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 and Xbox 360
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Medal of Honor Airborne for PlayStation Portable
Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault for PC
Medal of Honor Rising Sun for PlayStation 2
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for PC
MONOPOLY Millionaires for Facebook
MySims for PC
NASCAR 05: Chase for the Cup for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NASCAR 07 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360
NASCAR 08 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NASCAR 09 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NBA JAM for PS3 & Xbox 360
NBA LIVE 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NBA LIVE 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
NBA LIVE 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
NBA LIVE 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii
NBA LIVE 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
NBA LIVE 10 for PS3 & Xbox 360
NBA Street (2007) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NBA Street V3 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NCAA Basketball 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA Basketball 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA Football 05 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NCAA Football 06 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NCAA Football 07 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox
NCAA Football 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NCAA Football 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2
NCAA Football 10 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA Football 11 for PS3 and Xbox 360
NCAA March Madness 06 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NCAA March Madness 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NCAA March Madness 07 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
Need for Speed Carbon for PlayStation Portable
Need for Speed Most Wanted for PC, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
Need for Speed ProStreet for PC and PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Need for Speed Undercover for PlayStation Portable
Need for Speed Underground for PlayStation 2
Need for Speed Underground 2 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NFL Head Coach 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NFL STREET 2: Unleashed for PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NFL STREET 3 for PlayStation 2
NFL Tour for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NHL 2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NHL 06 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
NHL 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
NHL 08 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PC
NHL 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
NHL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NHL 11 for PS3 and Xbox 360
NHL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 and Xbox 360
Pet Society Vacation for iPhone
Pictionary for feature phones
POGO.de
POGO.fr
Pogo Games for Facebook
Restaurant City for Facebook
Restaurant City: Gourmet Edition for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
RISK: Factions for Facebook
Road Trippin' for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
The Saboteur (loss of The Midnight Club access) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Party Play Mode in SCRABBLE (Hasbro version) for iPad
The Simpsons Game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
The Simpsons: Tapped Out for 1st and 2nd generation iPhone and iPod touch
SimSocial on Facebook
The Sims Carnival
The Sims DJ for feature phones
The Sims 2 for PC/MAC and TheSims2.com
The Sims 3 Pets for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Six Gun Galaxy for Facebook and web
SKATE for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Spare Parts for PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Spore for iPod and feature phones
Starship Command for Facebook
Tee Shot Live for iPhone and iPod Touch
Tetris for feature phones
Tetris Free for iPhone and iPod touch
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 05 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07 for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox and Xbox 360
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 for PC, PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 for feature phones, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 for feature phones, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360
TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect for Xbox and PlayStation 2
Total Club Manager 06 for PlayStation 2
Trenches II for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Troublemakers for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
UEFA Champions League 2004-2005 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable
UEFA Champions League 07 for PC and Xbox 360
UEFA EURO 2008 for PC PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes for PC
World Series Superstars for Facebook
YAHTZEE for Palm

Change in virtual currencies

On January 18, 2012, EA switched users from game-specific virtual currencies to a common currency in four Play4Free games. Existing balances in the current currencies were converted into the new common currency - called “Play4Free Funds” - without loss for the customer. Affected games and currencies are:

Lord of Ultima - diamonds
Battlefield Heroes - battlefunds
Battlefield Play4Free - battlefunds

From January 18, 2012 all Play4Free games will use Play4Free Funds as the virtual currency. More information was posted on the respective games' websites at the time of change.
 
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So honestly would it be a shorter list if they just said what they were not shutting down?
 
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So honestly would it be a shorter list if they just said what they were not shutting down?

That's what I was thinking. Jesus.

What would make EA look a whole lot better than just shutting them down completely is if they'd allow the games respected community to continue hosting the master servers for games that still have some kind of community following.

Such as BF2. While I haven't played in a while, I would still like to revisit that game at some point to play. Seems it might be a lot more difficult to do now that they are planning to shut down the master server. I'd host if it they'd let me.
 

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I wonder if mod community will figure out how to run a lot of the popular games via a mod. Example halo and the gamespy mod
 

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i thought the neverwinter nights 2 community was still big.


hmmm
 

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This is not an EA problem specifically, but this is a problem of many modern games now. Developers need to ask themselves "In 20 years will someone be able to play my game?". If the answer is no and the game is not specifically a massively multiplayer game then something is wrong.
 

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Crysis Wars? Won't that screw up MW:LL?

Also, many of these games are really not that old.
 
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lots of people play command and conquer 3 online. I don't get how they can sell games still that they aren't offering the full features on. Smells like an easy class action lawsuit to me.
 

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BF2 has a big following in the MOD world.....LIKE -
PROJECT REALITY
 

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lots of people play command and conquer 3 online. I don't get how they can sell games still that they aren't offering the full features on. Smells like an easy class action lawsuit to me.

They'll slowly turn up on EA's worthless "on the house" promotion on Origin.
 

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It would take me a bit but I could come up with a pretty long list to defend my end statement. I mean me personally feeling burned by EA. I know a lot of people this it around, but I mean it.

I will never buy another EA game again.

This actually has nothing to do with this news. I think I got kinda fed up with the premium subscription microtransaction nonsense around BF3. When they kinda openly admitted withholding content and making me pay X for new map packs every few months, but also when they took Dead Space which was an amazing Survival horror and watered it down into an action game and filled it with microtractions. Anyway everytime I look at a new EA title coming out I can see right away how they're gonna fuck with me and I just avoid it.

I don't buy EA games. Not out of some moral protest it's just not worth the hassle of dealing with those fuckers. I hope they crash and burn.
 

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BF2 has a big following in the MOD world.....LIKE -
PROJECT REALITY

The team is working on a Cryengine 3 game which is supposed to be 100% free. Hopefully it comes out, because the BF2 engine is old anyways.
 

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lol

seriously, wtf is going on, gamespy is shutting down its server browsers for all supported games too.

All I can say is that in Gabe we trust :D

I have to wonder what will happen once games from the 2000s no longer function correctly. Will steam continue to offer downloads and support for them? (Think 5 - 10 years from now)

Steam as a platform is just over 10 years old. I wouldn't be putting my faith that in 10 years from now everything will be peachy.




Thankfully BF2 did have LAN mode, so you're not out of a game soon. BF3 isn't going to fare as well and will likely just fade away since there won't be any easy way to play MP. (And Single player is basically non existent) I really do continue to look for games that support LAN because we still fire up old games from time to time. BF2 could possibly have a DRM free GOG version of the game, but BF3 might be too tied to Origin and online for it to happen.
 

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It's not a question really of whether or not Steam gets bigger, but a question of at what point do they decide to cut off support for legacy applications. At some point Steam is going to end up pulling the plug for Windows XP, and with it I would imagine a lot of DX9 games will start to head out to pasture. They simply will no longer want to support the mechanisms to keep those games working. Imagine in 5 years someone is attempting to download Counterstrike onto their Windows XP machine and has an issue. Is Valve still going to have someone on their support staff who knows how to troubleshoot the problem? I've used XP through it's entire lifecycle and it's already starting to get difficult remembering how to use it because I see it less and less every day.

Basically that's the same boat that EA is likely in with many of the games like BF2. XP support has ended so they are just ending their support for a game from the same era. Some of the others are just poor performers so they are getting the ax.

The part that will be interesting is to see how Valve does handle dropping support for legacy titles. Hopefully they will decide it's worth it to create patches and installers for your games so you can install them without Steam and they are still usable.
 

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I know people really dislike EA but when I look at that list I mostly see games that are several years old and have multiple sequels or yearly releases already out. I find it hard to believe that there is any sort of major community around most of the games listed. It is a shame that people may be unable to host their own game servers though, maybe if EA released a server application for download that would soften the blow to those who still play the games?
 

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Well, as others have mentioned, I see the biggest impact being with older titles who still have active mod communities, like Project Reality for BF2 and MW:LL for Crysis Wars.

Also, Crysis 2 is only 3 years old...I guess most people have moved on to Crysis 3, but I have heard of an "Aliens"-based mod for Crysis 2, so I guess if that ever comes out MP will be dead in the water.

Same with stuff like Red Alert 3, many of the Need For Speed games, etc...some are several years old but it's not like they're ancient.
 

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If running the servers and maintain the game becomes a cost to the company rather than driving new sales that cover the cost plus profit then ANY company would shut it down.

It amazes me how people on here think these companies should cater to their every whim.

You have LONG gotten your $60 (or whatever) worth from these titles.
 

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So for bf2 will you not be able to play online at all? not even on private servers? im going to be pissed if i can't play project reality any more.
 

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They do that every other year. Nothing new here.

If running the servers and maintain the game becomes a cost to the company rather than driving new sales that cover the cost plus profit then ANY company would shut it down.

It amazes me how people on here think these companies should cater to their every whim.

You have LONG gotten your $60 (or whatever) worth from these titles.

That's not fair considering they don't let people run servers as they please, so yeah.
 

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So for bf2 will you not be able to play online at all? not even on private servers? im going to be pissed if i can't play project reality any more.

BF2 is fine because IIRC you can use the connect to IP option and manually specify a server to connect to. So even though the master server list is down there should still be a way to play. I would guess you'll lose your unlocks and what not though as you'll have to create an offline account.

The problem is for other DRM games that require a connection to some type of authentication server, or require a login and don't have a connect to IP, LAN play, or dedicated servers. There simply isn't an option to play the game without the servers from the publisher. All the more reason to decide when you buy a game if having a way to setup your own dedicated server is important to you.
 

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Just one more reason I prefer games that have dedicated server support and are DRM free.
 

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I think most, maybe all of those games are run by Gamespy. Would be a nice PR move by EA to do something about that for games like BF2 or whatnot but if it's not making them money and don't really have a big player base I guess I can understand why they're not spending money on them.
 

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This is not an EA problem specifically, but this is a problem of many modern games now. Developers need to ask themselves "In 20 years will someone be able to play my game?". If the answer is no and the game is not specifically a massively multiplayer game then something is wrong.
This.

I first played Diablo 2 in 2000 - 14 years ago - and it's currently installed on my PC and I still occasionally play it. There are VERY few games I own today that I'll still play 20 years after purchase. Hmm... let's see... Off the top of my head, these are the games that will probably make the grade

The original Borderlands (5 years old)
Half Life 2 (10 years old)
Dungeon Siege LOA (11 years old)
Diablo 2 (14 years old)

I'm sure there are others but I'm at work and my brain is fried. What's most noticeable about the games I truly love is that none of them are remotely close to being new releases.

I might add some more to this list when I get home later.
 

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Again, not all of these games are 10-20 years old...some of them are as little as 3 years...unless the player pool is literally zero, there is NO REASON why they should be shutting down services for games that are less than 5 years old.
 

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If running the servers and maintain the game becomes a cost to the company rather than driving new sales that cover the cost plus profit then ANY company would shut it down.

It amazes me how people on here think these companies should cater to their every whim.

You have LONG gotten your $60 (or whatever) worth from these titles.

You must be young. I have thousands of games that are playable without a server. That s what buying a game is, you have the right to play it just like a movie you bought till you don't play it anymore.
 

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:(

They'd better not shut down Battlefield Bad Company 2 any time soon...

That's the only game I really play frequently.. he later BF game are a step backwards IMO
 
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