EA to shut down select online servers

Electronic Arts have confirmed plans to take a number of servers offline on April 13th, which will affect a number of their Wii titles.

Those confirmed to lose their online functionality are as follows:
* Boom Blox Bash Party
* EA Create
* EA Sports Active 2.0
* EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp
* FIFA 10

“The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy”, the company writes. “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 – 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”.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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