Over at the official EA website, the publishing juggernaut has a new list of games for which they will no longer provide servers for online play. While some of the games are surprisingly old, such as NHL 07, there are a couple which may have an impact on SPORTS! gamers who may not feel the need to update to the most recent version.
If you're still playing last year's edition of the Madden franchise online, you're going to want to pick up Madden 10 sometime in the next month, as the servers are shutting down across all platforms on February 2nd.
Some of the games are just old, while a few look like they might be getting turned off due to popularity. NASCAR 09 servers are closing, but only in Europe where I believe Formula-1 racing is the dominant automotive sport. If I had to guess why they're ceasing to support Facebreaker, it would be because the game in question is Facebreaker, but it seems a bit odd considering that the game just hit Xbox Live's Games on Demand service in early December.
All of the games will have online multiplayer available until February 2nd, but EA does warn that some community-oriented online features may disappear in the days leading up to the server shutdowns. You can view the full list after the jump.
February 2, 2010 Online Service Shutdown UEFA Champions League 07 PC and x360 Facebreaker x360 and PS3 Fantasy Football 09 x360 and PS3 FIFA 07 PSP, PS2, PC Fight Night Round 3 PS2 Madden 08 Wii Madden 08 PC Madden 09 Xbox1 Madden 09 Wii and PSP March Madness 07 x360 NBA 07 PSP, x360 NBA 08 PS2, PSP, Wii NBA 09 Wii - Europe only NBA Street (2007) PS3 and x360 NCAA Football 08 PS2 NCAA Football 09 PS2 NASCAR 08 PS2 NASCAR 09 PS2 NASCAR 09 PS3 and x360 - Europe Only NFL Tour PS3 and x360 NHL 07 PSP and x360 NHL 08 PC Tiger Woods 07 PC Madden 09 x360 and PS3 Madden 07 Xbox 360
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