EA Games To Shut Down Online Multiplayer Servers - Burnout Revenge, The Godfather & more

EA Games are planning to shut down old games servers starting April 13, 2012. Read below for more details.

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Yi-Long3339d ago

... you buy a product that advertises with ONLINE FUNCTIONALITY.

Thus that shouldn't be taken out.

I wonder what will happen once the current games which use ONLINE PASSES get older, and they pull the plug on the online. What about the people who have just purchased a 2nd hand game and an online pass for 10 bucks, and a few weeks/months later, the online disappears!?!?

Why isn't there a law about this. Aren't consumer rights being violated here!?

raytraceme3339d ago

You do have to understand thet the servers for these cgames that basically NO ONE plays are hogging up space that can be used to improve the online functionality of games that most people play like fifa, battlefield etc...

Plus they said they shut down servers of games that barely a percent of the gaming community plays. Out of all the game servers being shut down, I can't see one that would effect anyone.

NYC_Gamer3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Well,because the customer paid 60 bucks for the game or brought it used with that $10 pass and should be able to enjoy online regardless.

dazzrazz3339d ago

Chill dude, they shutting down servers for games nobody gives a shit anymore or even plays em

AusRogo3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

@nyc gamer, I doubt anyone will be buying burnout at 60 bucks right now. Since it doesnt even cost that.

jimbobwahey3339d ago

When you think about it, it's downright disgusting that you pay to play games online on Xbox Live, but then publishers can shut down the servers anyway. What exactly are those subscription fees paying for? It was shameful when the servers for Chromehounds were pulled down, and as somebody that loves Burnout Revenge I'm pretty frustrated that yet another game I love is having the online functionality taken away.

xtreampro3339d ago

You're paying for XBL improvements, not EA's servers. What's the point in keeping these servers running for so long? only to cause headaches in maintaining them?

Move on and play something else, nothing lasts forever. Besides the majority do not play these games any more, they kept them running to please the minority that were but now times up.

If they did this to a game that came out 3 years ago them I'd be pissed, but over 4 or 5 years I could careless if they get shut down.

Kingdom Come3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

It only seems to be EA doing this on a regular basis.

torchic3339d ago

the thing is EA is probably the biggest publisher when it comes to the amount of games released per year. EA Sports alone releases more games than some publishers per year. so imagine how many servers they have to host.

and to be fair to EA it seems as though they only close servers when basically no one plays the game.

MorbidPorpoise3339d ago

I hate EA, wish they could've added some form of peer to peer connection.

This and Battlefield 2 MC were pretty much my most played games when I bought my 360 years ago, did enjoy going back to them every so often.

Here's hoping for them to rerelease Takedown or Revenge as XBLA games at some point.

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