The permanent closure of online services, even for single-player games, is always a little something. Proof of this is with this decision by EA.
We can therefore learn that Electronic Arts recently announced that online services would soon be interrupted for a dozen fairly old games, including obviously cult titles. The end of an era you say? EA gives a list:
EA closes the curtain on 12 video games
Let’s start first with the two cult games that are bitter reminders that we are getting older. These are Dragon Age: Origins and Mirror’s Edge, you know… games that date back to 2009 and 2007 respectively. EA specifies in its press release:
Decisions to remove particular features or modes from certain EA games or remove online services related to older EA games are never easy.
Just to stick the knife in the gaping wound of passing time, we can learn that the closing process will begin with The Sims 4 on October 18, 2022. Then the online services for Army of Two: The 40th Day, Army of Two : The Devil’s Cartel and Dragon Age: Origins will drop on October 20, followed by 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 . Onrush will follow this carnage on November 30 with Mirror’s Edge. Finally, it will be the Song of departure for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Gatling Gears and Shank 2 on January 19.
EA has clarified that online services for these games will either be reduced or shut down completely. Unfortunately, we don’t have more details on the subject.