EA is shutting down a boatload of servers and all online play for many EA Sports games will expire. Even if you have the notorious, 50 dollar yearly MSRP, Xbox Live Gold, you're not safe from the wrath of EA's money saving business practices.
The questions that arise are countless. Who at EA made this decision? Is it really that expensive to operate? Why doesn't EA just use Xbox Live's servers? Is it a ploy to get gamers who prefer the older versions, to just fork out the money for the latest $60 expansion?
It seems EA has a reputation of "not caring about the gamer" and making moves like this doesn't prove otherwise. I wonder why they picked up Peter Moore? He was the captain of the 360, known for having much respect for the community. What would Peter have said about this action? Did EA aquire him because they want to give their character a makeover? Whatever the hell is going on at EA, it needs to change. Peter, please show them the way.