EA is Shutting Down Online Services for Bulletstorm, Multiple PS2 Titles
June 30th, 2014 will be a sad day for people still playing older EA titles, with the publisher set to end the online services of 50 titles. On the brightside though, most of them are PC and DS titles, but a few PlayStation games are affected.
Here’s the full list of EA PlayStation titles losing their online services on June 30th, 2014:
- Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2
- Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3
- Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for PlayStation 2
- Star Wars: Battlefront for PlayStation 2
- Star Wars: Battlefront II for PlayStation 2
For the list of non-PlayStation titles shutting down on June 30th, head over here.
If you’re upset by this, EA explained the decision:
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 – typically 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.
Will you be playing some Bulletstorm online before it disappears? Let everyone know in the comments below.