EA to Shut Down Multiplayer for 50 Games by July

Electronic Arts has announced its plans to shut down online services for 50 titles by July. Included in the list (full rundown below) are five older Battlefield games, Bulletstorm, three ageing Command & Conquer games, three Crysis titles, five FIFA games, multiple MySims titles, and some NASCAR and Need For Speed Games.

"Since GameSpy's announcement, our teams have been working to evaluate options to keep services up and running. Unfortunately, due to technical challenges and concerns about the player experience, we do not have a solution at this time. Online services for EA games on the GameSpy platform will be closed down at the end of June," the publisher wrote in a statement.

"We know some of these games are still fan favorites, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Command & Conquer games. We are still investigating community-supported options to preserve online functionality for these titles, such as multiplayer. Significant technical hurdles remain, and at this time we don't have anything to announce."

The full list of games losing multiplayer support can be found below:

  1. Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac (including The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WW2 expansions)
  2.     Battlefield 2 for PC (including Special Forces expansion)
  3.     Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2
  4.     Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac (including Northern Strike expansion)
  5.     Battlefield Vietnam for PC
  6.     Bejeweled (r) 2 for the Wii
  7.     Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3
  8.     Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac (including Kane's Wrath expansion)
  9.     Command & Conquer: Generals for PC and Mac (including Zero Hour expansion)
  10.     Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for PC and Mac
  11.     Crysis 2 for PC
  12.     Crysis for PC
  13.     Crysis Wars for PC
  14.     Dracula – Undead Awakening for the Wii
  15.     Dragon Sakura for Nintendo DS
  16.     EA Sports 06 for PC
  17.     F1 2002 for PC
  18.     FIFA Soccer 08 (KOR) for the Wii
  19.     FIFA Soccer 08 for Nintendo DS
  20.     FIFA Soccer 09 for Nintendo DS
  21.     FIFA Soccer 10 for Nintendo DS
  22.     FIFA Street 3 for Nintendo DS
  23.     Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for PlayStation 2
  24.     Global Operations for PC
  25.     GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND for the Wii
  26.     James Bond: Nightfire for PC
  27.     Madden NFL 08 for Nintendo DS
  28.     Madden NFL 09 for Nintendo DS
  29.     Master of Orion III for PC
  30.     Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for PC and Mac (including Breakthrough and Spearhead expansions)
  31.     MySims Party for Wii
  32.     MySims Racing for Nintendo DS
  33.     MySims SkyHeroes for the Wii and DS
  34.     NASCAR Sim Racing for PC
  35.     NASCAR Thunder 2003 for PC
  36.     NASCAR Thunder 2004 for PC
  37.     Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 for PC
  38.     Need for Speed: ProStreet for Nintendo DS
  39.     Need for Speed: Undercover for Nintendo DS
  40.     Neverwinter Nights 2 for PC and Mac
  41.     Neverwinter Nights for PC, Mac and Linux (including Hordes of the Underdark and Shadows of Undrentide expansions)
  42.     SimCity Creator for Wii
  43.     Skate It for Nintendo DS
  44.     Sneezies for the Wii
  45.     Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS
  46.     Spore Hero Arena for Nintendo DS
  47.     Star Wars: Battlefront for PC and PlayStation 2
  48.     Star Wars: Battlefront II for PC and PlayStation 2
  49.     THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND for the Wii
  50.     Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for Nintendo DS

Source: CVG

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