EA Sports MMA Multiplayer Shutting Down Soon
Electronic Arts will be shutting down online services for 11 games in April. One of the games on the chopping block is EA Sports MMA, the company's much-hyped entry into the mixed martial arts genre.
"The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy," said EA. "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 itís no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running."
Here's the full list of games losing their online features on April 13th:
Still, what can EA do? They're not going to keep a game's multiplayer running forever just because you paid $60 for a game - why would they do it if you paid for an Online Pass? At the end of the day, it's not worth it for them to keep these games online. It's best to keep this possibility in mind when you're considering whether or not to spring for an Online Pass.
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