EA has sadly announced that they will be closing a number of online servers, these will include servers of games that required an online pass to access.
EA will be closing servers from April 13th 2012, some of the high profile casualties include FIFA 10, Burnout Revenge and The Saboteur.
EA said in a statement that:
“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 — 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 would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage.”
For a full list of sever closures please follow this link.
Are you still playing the likes of FIFA 10 and The Saboteur. If so did you purchase the online pass? Are you annoyed by this decision ?