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EA Retires 12 Servers in January

EA has announced it will be retiring online servers for 12 of its titles. According to CVG, these servers will be shut down from tomorrow.

The following titles will be affected:

January 3

Fifa Manager 11 for PC

January 11

    Fifa Soccer 11: PC, PS3, Wii & Xbox 360
    Fifa Soccer 11 Ultimate Team: PS3 & Xbox 360
    Madden NFL 11 for PS3, Wii & Xbox 360
    Madden NFL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360
    NBA JAM for PS3 & Xbox 360
    NBA LIVE 10 for PS3 & Xbox 360
    NCAA Football 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360
    NHL 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360
    NHL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360

January 14

The Sims 2 for PC/MAC and

January 19

Trenches II for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

EA wrote in a statement: “The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy. 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 that 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles – where’s its no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running.”

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