Electronic Arts has announced plans to shut down and retire online services of 50 multiplayer titles by July. This list includes titles such as
- Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac (including The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WW2 expansions)
- Battlefield 2 for PC (including Special Forces expansion)
- Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2
- Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac (including Northern Strike expansion)
- Battlefield Vietnam for PC
- Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3
- Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac (including Kane’s Wrath expansion)
- Star Wars: Battlefront for PC and PlayStation 2
- Star Wars: Battlefront II for PC and PlayStation 2
For the full list of titles impacted by the change, visit the EA Online Services Updates page here.
From the official EA website :
The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy. 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 — 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 these games up and running. We’re constantly working to keep our games and services available for as long as possible.
We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate that you’re choosing to play with EA.
If you have further questions about your account or the shut down of these services, please visit http://help.ea.com.