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EA Server Shutdowns

EA has updated its list of Service Updates, revealing multiplayer servers that are hitting end-of-life (thanks Polygon). They say such decisions are never easy, explaining: "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." They also announce a change for their free-to-play games, saying they will all begin using the same virtual currency called "Play4Free Funds," a name which may strike users as ironic when they pay for them. There are only a few PC titles impacted: The Sims 2 for PC/MAC and TheSims2.com will shut down on January 14, FIFA Soccer 11 for PC and consoles will conclude on January 11, and FIFA Manager 11 for PC ends on January 3.

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25. Re: EA Server Shutdowns Dec 31, 2012, 16:16 Dades
 
What a crock of shit, game servers are simple executables and keeping them running requires little management. The hardware has to be maintained for other games as it is, they don't just retire a game and save a bunch of money. A company like EA buys bandwidth in bulk and won't save any money there either. It's pure bullshit to force sales of the next years title.

Treat people like adults and just say it like it is for once instead of the constant marketing shit dribbling from the corporate mouth.

Yeah because shutting down servers of games that came out 2-7 years ago is totally "pushing people to buy the new version" This would be a non story if it weren't EA.

2 years isn't a long time for a game to be out, I own games a dozen years old with working multiplayer. You tried this bullshit before and people pointed out how foolish it was in a dozen different ways, it isn't going to fly now either.

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