EA Dropping Online Service for a Slew of Games

As is usual for this time of year, Electronic Arts is announcing the shutdown of online services for a number of games. Those of you who’ve been playing the Lord of the Rings games online probably noticed that online play in those titles went dark on December 21, 2010. This was due to the expiration of EA’s licensing with Middle Earth Enterprises.

These aren’t the only games scheduled for online termination. Courtesy of EA’s Service Update, here’s the list of games set to be shut down, and when they’ll go dark:

Mar 1, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for Wii

Feb 8, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • FIFA 07 for Xbox 360
  • FIFA 08 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • FIFA 09 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA Street 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA Manager 10 for PC
  • EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Madden 09 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Madden 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2 and Wii
  • NBA LIVE 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • NCAA® Basketball 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Basketball 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 07 for Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 10 for PlayStation 2
  • NFL Head Coach 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • UEFA EURO 2008™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Jan 17, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • The Sims Carnival

Jan 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown

  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II for Xbox 360
  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II, The Rise of the Witch-king™ for Xbox 360

Dec 31, 2010 Online Service Shutdown

  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ for PC
  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II for PC
  • The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II, The Rise of the Witch-king™ for PC

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