EA Is Shutting Down Their Servers, And These Old Games Are Included
Electronic Arts has developed some of the greatest video games in history, to the point when revisiting them takes us on a trip down memory lane. Unfortunately, all things must come to an end, including video game servers.
There will surely be some impacts in shutting down the online services. To begin, it will undoubtedly shut down multiplayer servers for any video game that supports the feature, but titles with a very active community, such as Red Alert 3, still have fans who will fight to keep it running.
Furthermore, it will prevent players from obtaining any achievements that they have not yet unlocked in games like NBA Jam, which has a plethora of online achievements, so they will be permanently locked out once its servers go down.
The list of games that will have their online servers get shut down for good are as follows: Army of Two: The 40th Day and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel on October 20, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames on November 9, and Onrush servers will be eradicated on November 30.
Following these server terminations, the upcoming date for fans to save is January 19, 2023. Gatling Gears, the first Mirror's Edge, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, and Shank 2 will all end up losing their servers on that date. As per TrueAchievements, two of NBA Jam's achievements would become impossible to obtain after such a point, so players should prioritize them as soon as possible.
It's unclear whether one of these online service shutdowns will correlate with the game's revocation or not. Several of EA's video games have been removed back then, but this was probably due to expiring licenses in other games. It really is doubtful that this will be an element for these specific games, so fans shouldn't really be concerned about their being delisted, however it's something to keep a close eye on for anybody who desires to play these games but hasn't yet.
Aside from EA's server closures, they also mentioned that big game titles are coming soon, such as Need for Speed: Unbound, which is arriving in December, and a Dead Space remake, which will be released in January 2023.