EA yearly sport titles, are favorites among gamers. Though they can still enjoy their games, the online options, will be shut down starting in September.
The list of titles after the jump. Which includes Sony PSP, Xbox 360, PS2, and XBOX consoles.
that is rather lame of EA for doing this. It hasn't been a year yet! But it's most likely saying "Buy our games so you can enjoy it...but for ONE year only (online). It would make more sense on the lowest sales, but all of them: Come on!
this is the EXACT reason why i do not like dedicated servers for gaming....this can happen to every single game that is on a dedicated server and the developers decide they want to focus on new games instead of keeping servers online for a previous version of a game....EA absolutely sucks! thankfully, every other game on the 360 is p2p so i don't have to worry about any other games ever getting yanked and not being able to play them online anymore....
so who keeps saying dedicated servers are better than p2p???? i'll take my chance of lag and play forever rather than dedicated servers and throw my games out after a year or two....
I always wondered why it was such a big deal for MS and EA to make amends and get online play for their games....Now we all know.
EA wanted control not from a quality point of view but from a fiscal one. Now not only can they tell us you need their latest games for updated rosters but you also need them to play online too!
Its a savy move on EA's part especially given all the sports titles that are re-hashed but it sucks for all gamers. One can only hope that Moore's presence at EA sports might help this in the future given how fond he is of online play...but I doubt it.
It's unfortunate MS had to cave on this item...but honestly they did. EA is just too big and popular to allow games on your competitor console to have an advantage over you.
P2P gaming for the win!
EA knows that the next sports title will just be a clone of the last one so to prevent poeple from buying the cheaper clone they do this. If EA would just innovate more with there sports games they wouldnt have to do this so early because gamers would support there older games longer. IMO I beleave NFL Street should just be an added game type in a Madden game, if they combined all the NFL games they would have one great NFL game that every NFL fan would want.
Man, I thought MS were hosting the dedicated servers for every 3rd party games.
Live uses the user as the server on 90% of the games save for FFXI and any EA game. Those are the only dedicated servers as far as I know...and those are hosted by the publishers themselves.
If you actually knew what you were talking about everyone evn most PS3 fans know EA uses there own servers.
Thats EA for you cheap as hell. They run the crappiest servers in the gaming industry.
the bigger the company, the harder the suck
servers are a NIGHTMARE for me and my mates grrrrrrr
This will be happening frequently for their games.
Man, I beta tested for XBL back in 2002 and the beta version of MotoGP still works online....and you can still find players! That's crazy!
I wonder what will happen when R:FoM 2 comes out...? Kiss the first version bye-bye! But at least, you'll still have memories.
but EA is not like the rest of developers. I mean still play the original SOCOM on my PS2 with dedicated server that have been up for almost 6-7 years to date. That game was one of the first PS2 games to use online gaming and it's still alive. The reason I still play this game more than anything is the community has decreased to about 300 players still actively playing. Most of the cheating/noob crowd has moved on to Socom 2 and 3 so this creates haven for those skilled players like me who are still left playing. Now we have the server all to ourselves and Zipper even said they might just give control over to someone in the future if a respectable Clan is willing.
I'm not saying P2P is bad but the lag and frequent errors on my 360 while playing RS: Vegas has made me go back to the SOCOM community because it's no longer about outdated PS2 graphics, the skilled community and dedicated servers really make the experience much more enjoyable.
I can see where you're coming from...though (assumingly) if you knew more about bandwidth/ping/hosting, etc, you'd probably have fewer lag issues.
You know, you still can/do/will experience lag on dedicated host servers!
Either way, I know what you're saying cause I had a similar experience with Halo2 and Counter-Strike (xbl vers).
agree with you ghettocheeze. my friend brought his hard-drive w/gold account over with R6 Vegas and we tried to play online, damn play was so buggy. every 360 game online gets laggy now and then. I never knew p2p meant pay to play, sony is free and pays for servers right? Live costs money and doesnt use servers...arghhh
reason i wont touch ea's shiat
Ghost recon one of the first games on xbox-live still has people playing it.
still play it
the fact you can only play on-line for a year should be printed on the front of the box
the fact that i usually only pick up the game after a price cut means that i no-longer will be picking it up
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