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EA drops online support for older titles

A host of ageing EA titles will no longer be playable online after September this year, as the player base for those games diminishes.

A host of ageing EA titles will no longer be playable online after September this year, as the player base for those games diminishes.

From September 1 a total of 14 games across multiple platforms, some including the Xbox 360, will see their servers shut down, with another two titles following suit on November 1.

While the majority of those games (listed below) are 2006 franchise titles on the less popular PlayStation 2 or Xbox online platforms, this is the first time that some EA Xbox 360 games are included.

FIFA Soccer 06, Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 will revert to offline multiplayer only, although all of those franchises are scheduled to release their 2008 editions either just before September 1, or within several weeks.

The list in full:

September 1, 2007 Online Service Shutdown

Arena Football for PlayStation 2

Arena Football for Xbox

FIFA Soccer 06 for Xbox 360

FIFA Soccer 06 for PC

FIFA06 for PC

FIFA Soccer 06 for PlayStation 2

FIFA Soccer 06 for PlayStation Portable

FIFA Soccer 06 for Xbox

FIFA World Cup 2006 for PC

FIFA World Cup 2006 for PlayStation 2

FIFA World Cup 2006 for PlayStation Portable

FIFA World Cup 2006 for Xbox

Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation Portable

Fight Night Round 3 for Xbox

Madden NFL 06 for Xbox 360

Madden NFL 06 for PC

Madden NFL 06 for PlayStation 2

Madden NFL 06 for PlayStation Portable

Madden NFL 06 for Xbox

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects for PlayStation 2

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects for Xbox

MVP 07 NCAA Baseball for PlayStation 2

MVP 07 NCAA Baseball for Xbox

NASCAR 06 Total Team Control for PlayStation 2

NASCAR 06 Total Team Control for Xbox

NBA Live 06 for Xbox 360

NBA Live 06 for PC

NBA Live 06 for PlayStation 2

NBA Live 06 for PlayStation Portable

NCAA Football 2005 for Xbox

NCAA Football 2006 for PlayStation 2

NCAA Football 2006 for Xbox

NCAA March Madness 06 for PlayStation 2

NCAA March Madness 06 for Xbox

NFL Head Coach for PC

NFL Head Coach for Xbox

NFL Head Coach for PlayStation 2

NHL 06 for PC

NHL 06 for PlayStation 2

NHL 06 for Xbox

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 for Xbox 360

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 for Xbox

November 1, 2007 Online Service Shutdown

Burnout Revenge for Xbox

Burnout Revenge for PlayStation 2

Need for Speed Underground for PlayStation 2

Need for Speed Underground 2 for PC

Need for Speed Underground 2 for PlayStation 2

Need for Speed Most Wanted for PlayStation Portable

Need for Speed Most Wanted for Xbox

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