EA to shut down lots of servers

Sports games hardest hit.

Electronic Arts is planning to shut down a bunch of online gaming servers in August and October, including quite a number of sports titles and those of real-time strategy title Armies of Exigo.

"Servers for the games listed below will be shut down on the indicated dates. You may continue to play the games online up until these dates, but certain community programs may begin to close down prior to the shutdown dates," the company said in a web statement.

"All of us at EA would like to thank you for your valued participation in our online gaming community and hope that your enthusiasm for these games extends to our current lineup and beyond."

Although Armies of Exigo is omitted from the EA.com list (included below), the news of server shutdowns comes by way of the game's official site. "Servers for Armies of Exigo: Rogue Agent will no longer be in service as of October 1, 2006," the update reads.

EA's full plans for the shutdown follow:

  • August 1, 2006 Online Service Shutdown
  • FIFA Soccer 2005 for PS2
  • FIFA Soccer 2005 for Xbox
  • FIFA Soccer 2005 Demo for Xbox
  • FIFA Soccer 2005 for PC
  • EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 for PS2
  • EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 for Xbox
  • NCAA March Madness 2005 for PS2
  • NCAA March Madness 2005 for Xbox
  • NBA LIVE 2005 for Xbox
  • NBA LIVE 2005 for PC
  • NBA LIVE 05 for PS2
  • NBA STREET V3 for PS2
  • NBA STREET V3 for Xbox
  • NCAA Football 2005 for PS2
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 Demo for PC
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 for PC
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 for Xbox
  • NHL 2005 for PS2
  • NHL 2005 for Xbox
  • NHL 2005 for PC
  • Total Club Manager 06 for PS2
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 for PS2
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 for PC
  • UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2004-2005 for PS2
  • UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2004-2005 for PC
  • UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2004-2005 for Xbox
  • October 1, 2006 Online Service Shutdown
  • Madden NFL 2005 for PS2
  • Madden NFL 2005 for Xbox
  • Madden NFL 2005 for PC
  • NFL Street 2: Unleashed for PS2
  • NFL Street 2: Unleashed for Xbox
  • Previously Shut Down Online Service
  • MVP Baseball 2005 for PC
  • MVP Baseball 2005 for PlayStation 2
  • MVP Baseball 2005 for Xbox

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