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FIFA 11 servers among games EA is shutting down

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Posted by: Lance Liebl

With new releases of their most popular sports titles every year, it only makes sense that EA would shutdown the servers for its older sports titles -- and that's exactly what they're doing. Among those having their online portion shut down this January are FIFA 11NBA JamMadden NFL 11 and FIFA Manager 11

EA released a statement explaining their decisions:

The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy [...] But as games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles to a level -- fewer than one 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.

The complete list of titles getting cut are:

January 3, 2013

  • FIFA Manager 11 - PC

January 11, 2013

  • FIFA Soccer 11 - PC, PS3, Wii, 360
  • FIFA Soccer 11 Ultimate Team - PS3, 360
  • Madden NFL 11 - PS3, Wii, 360
  • Madden NFL 11 Ultimate Team - PS3, 360 
  • NBA Jam - PS3, 360
  • NBA LIVE 10 - PS3, 360
  • NCAA Football 11 - PS3, 360
  • NHL 11 - PS3, 360
  • NHL 11 Ultimate Team - PS3, 360

January 14, 2013

  • The Sims 2 - PS/Mac, TheSims2.com

January 19, 2013

  • Trenches II - iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

You can follow Senior Editor Lance Liebl on Twitter @Lance_GZ. He likes talking sports, video games, movies, and the stupidity of celebrities. Email at LLiebl@GameZone.com

 

[Source: Develop-online.net]

Tags: EA, FIFA 11

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