More EA titles suffer online multiplayer chop

Publisher EA has announced the names of a fresh bunch of titles that will see support for their multiplayer components cut in the coming weeks.

August 11th will see shut-offs for the likes of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat on Xbox 360, Medal of Honor duo Airborne and Heroes on PSP and Wii, Army of Two and Skate on Xbox 360 and PS3 and Tiger Woods 10 on all formats.

In October both Madden NFL 10 and NHL 10 will also be terminated.

The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy,” an EA statement reads. 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 below a point – fewer than one per cent of all peak online players across all EA titles – where it’s 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 on going patronage.”

Here’s the complete list:

August 11, 2011

* ARMY OF TWO for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
* ARMY OF TWO Demo for Xbox 360
* Battlefield 2142 Demo for PC
* Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for Xbox 360
* Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Demo for Xbox 360
* Medal of Honor Airborne for PlayStation Portable
* Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
* NASCAR 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (North America)
* NCAA Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
* NCAA Football 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
* Need for Speed Most Wanted for PC and Xbox 360
* Need for Speed Undercover for PlayStation Portable;
* SKATE for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
* Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
* Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

October 1, 2011

* Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
* NHL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

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