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Electronic Arts shutting down online for older games

Jul 13 // Jim Sterling
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EA is performing a cull of online components for a number of older titles, including entries in the Battlefield, Need for Speed and Medal of Honor series. The most tragic shutdown is, of course, Army of Two. The dedicated co-op community for that game is going to be devastated. 

The publisher says that fewer than 1% of its "peak online players across all EA titles" are playing these older offerings, so most of you will be unaffected. The titles will be blinking out throughout August and October, so if you play any of them, enjoy them while you can. 

Full list below.

August 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • Army of Two for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Army of Two Demo for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2142 Demo for PC
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for Xbox 360
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Demo for Xbox 360
  • Medal of Honor Airborne for PlayStation Portable
  • Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • NASCAR 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (North America)
  • NCAA Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA Football 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted for PC and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed Undercover for PlayStation Portable;
  • Skate for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

October 1, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

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