EA Is Closing Down More Multiplayer Servers This Year

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As part of its ongoing ‘Online Services Shutdown’ operation, Electronic Arts has revealed that more titles will be shuttered this year – multiplayer-wise, we mean. There are some top-tier classic titles being taken offline, and while they’ll still be accessible on the single-player front, the multiplayer services for these games will fade into the darkness of history.

It was revealed recently that Crysis 3, Dante’s Inferno, Dead Space 2, and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will all be shutting up shop at some point this year. There’s a sizeable catalogue of titles that have either been shut down or that are scheduled for shut down in the coming months on the EA site, and some of the closures are quite heartbreaking.

Defeated By Time

For the most part, these games are being taken offline because nobody plays them – all that’s left on those platforms are the memories of the players that once enjoyed them, but it might have been years since an active community existed within some of them. It was revealed earlier this year that a series of classic Battlefield titles would be going offline – but for the most part, they’re still playable in Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode.

Here are the games being shut down by Electronic Arts this year:

  • Battlefield 1943, Bad Company, and Bad Company 2 (December 8th, 2023)
  • Crysis 3 (September 7th, 2023)
  • Dante’s Inferno (December 8th, 2023)
  • Dead Space 2 (December 8th, 2023)
  • FIFA 18, 19, 20, and 21 (November 6th, 2023)
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (December 8th, 2023)
  • NHL 19 (November 7th, 2023)
  • Restaurant DASH: Gordon Ramsay (October 30th, 2023)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (October 10th, 2023)

Are there any titles that you’re sad to see disappear into nothingness?

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