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It's no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running. EA

Godfather II
Godfather II

14 more games lose online support from EA this spring.

It's that time of the year again, time for Electronic Arts to put a slew of their online games out to pasture. Among the games culled from online support this year is MMA, which required gamers who purchased the title used to buy a pass to play online.

MMA is the first Online Pass game to lose online support. Electronic Arts will be shutting down the online services for 14 games in total. The shutdowns go into effect on March 31 and April 13, EA said in a prepared statement.

"The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy," according to and EA statement. "The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them and it is hard to see one retired.

"But as games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles to a level -- fewer than 1 percent of all peak online players across all EA titles -- where it's no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running."

On April 13 these titles have their online services shutdown:

  • BOOM BLOX Bash Party for Wii
  • Burnout Revenge for Xbox 360
  • EA Create for 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
  • FIFA 10 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • The Godfather II for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • MMA for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed ProStreet for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • The Saboteur (loss of The Midnight Club access) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Spare Parts for PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

On March 31 these iOS games lose their online service support:

  • BATTLEFIELD 3: Aftershock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Fantasi Safari for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Ghost Harvest for iPhone

These shut downs will bring the total number of games that have lost their online server support up to 125.