Electronic Arts has confirmed plans to close the online services for various games over the coming months.
Online support for Army of Two: The 40th Day and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will cease on October 20.
Online services for Mercenaries 2 (PS3 and Xbox 360), Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PS3 and Xbox 360), and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, including the Kane’s Wrath expansion (Xbox 360) will then be closed on November 9.
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Online support will be shut down for Onrush on November 30, and for Mirror’s Edge, NBA Jam On Fire Edition, Gatling Gears and Shank 2 on January 19, 2023.
“The decisions to withdraw particular features or modes of certain EA games, or to retire online services relating to older EA games are never easy,” according to the publisher. “The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into our games, their features and modes almost as much as the players, and it is hard to see one retired.
“As games are replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the games that have been live for some time dwindles to a level – typically fewer than 1% 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 the online services for these games up and running.
“We are also committed to constantly updating and improving the features and modes to keep in our games to ensure they remain exciting to play for as long as possible. That commitment to great gameplay sometimes means that we need to remove outdated features and modes.”