EA Pulls The Plug On Not-So-Old 'Older' Sports Game Servers

Electronic Arts announced that by Feb. 2 it will take away online play from several sports games released in 2008 or earlier, thus negating any real reason to keep playing them and pushing customers to buying newer releases.

Here’s the list of hobbled games, as reported by IGN:

UEFA Champions League 07 PC and x360

Facebreaker x360 and PS3

Fantasy Football 09 x360 and PS3

FIFA 07 PSP, PS2, PC

Fight Night Round 3 PS2

Madden 08 Wii

Madden 08 PC

Madden 09 Xbox1

Madden 09 Wii and PSP

March Madness 07 x360

NBA 07 PSP, x360

NBA 08 PS2, PSP, Wii

NBA 09 Wii – Europe only

NBA Street (2007) PS3 and x360

NCAA Football 08 PS2

NCAA Football 09 PS2

NASCAR 08 PS2

NASCAR 09 PS2

NASCAR 09 PS3 and x360 – Europe Only

NFL Tour PS3 and x360

NHL 07 PSP and x360

NHL 08 PC

Tiger Woods 07 PC

Madden 09 x360 and PS3

Madden 07 Xbox 360

On the plus side, if you’re looking to pick up any of these games and play them offline, their already-low resale value will surely plummet so you’ll be able to grab them on the cheap.

EA Shutting Down Old Sports Servers [IGN]
(Thanks, Craig!)