That actually would not surprise me. I dunno, I just fancied a gentle golf game to tool about in, ideally with friends.
That probably means there is only about a year left until they turn the servers off!
Talking of EA, the Games On Demand version of SSX, in the publisher sale for £8.99, somehow includes the Online Pass, so you don't have to pay any extra money to get the functionality it locks out - earning ingame credits from the Global Events list.
As for the online pass, it would be rather harsh not to include it with GoD releases wouldn't you say. But then...it is EA.
Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday.