EA is Shutting Down Online Services for 2 More Games Today

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Warp will be having their online services closed down by Electronic Arts. Although it is unfortunate, customers are given prior warning, which is a courtesy that Electronic Arts has been providing for some time.

A comprehensive list of EA titles whose online services have been, or are expected to be, terminated is lengthy enough to occupy three webpages. Several EA games will have their online services terminated this year, or already have. One of the most renowned shutdowns occurred in February when EA discontinued the online components of Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor: Airborne and Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

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Fans of the Medal of Honor series were disheartened to see their online multiplayer services come to an end. Fortunately, the most recent titles by EA, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Warp, did not have a wide variety of online features. The former is a single-player action-RPG with an online pass granting players bonus content, while the latter is a single-player puzzle/stealth game with online leaderboards. On May 15, these online features will be disabled for all platforms, including PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The closure of Medal of Honor’s online services caused a stir, but likely not the same reaction will be seen with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Warp losing theirs. There is a newer version of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning available, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, published by THQ Nordic that even boasts an extra expansion pack, making it the most complete version to experience the game.

Warp is not backward compatible, so it cannot be played on newer consoles. Consequently, the discontinuation of its online services is not expected to affect a large number of gamers. Regrettably, however, when a game loses some of its features it is still a sorrowful event.

EA gamers still have cause for concern regarding the discontinuation of online services in 2023. On November 6th of that year, EA will be shutting down the servers for FIFA 18, FIFA 19, FIFA 20, and FIFA 21. Moreover, there are more of their titles scheduled to follow suit this year, so fans should be vigilant.