EA has announced a fresh batch of online server shutdown that will this time leave owners of several next-gen titles unable to access the online component of some of their titles.
The news follows confirmation of a large number of server shutdowns last month.
Games affected in this round of culls include Army of Two, Def Jam, Godfather, Lord of the Rings: Conquest and The Simpsons.
The consequence most likely to enrage consumers will be the inability to access online-associated Achievements on Xbox 360 – something that's a big feature in games like Lord of the Rings, for instance.
Here's the list in full:
March 16, 2010
Def Jam – PS3, Xbox 360
Godfather – PS3, Xbox 360
Lord of the Rings: Conquest – PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames – PC
Need for Speed: Carbon – PSP
Need for Speed: ProStreet – PSP
The Simpsons – PS3, Xbox 360
April 15, 2010
Burnout 3: Takedown – PS2
Army of Two – PS3 (Asia)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat – Xbox
Burnout 3: Takedown – Xbox
Madden NFL 09 – Xbox