At the end of last year, EA made the announcement that the servers for 2011’s Darkspore would be shutting down on 1 March, 2016, rendering the game unplayable. Well folks, that date is just days away, so if you’re feeling nostalgic, now’s the time to fire it up.
In mid-2013, EA removed Darkspore from Steam, though the company said it would continue to provide support. Despite retaining a product page, the title was also removed from EA’s own store, Origin at some point along the line.
Because the game requires an official server to operate, outside of third-party attempts to come up with an alternative, Darkspore won’t be playable past the 1 March deadline.
So, if it’s been collecting dust in your games library, you have until Tuesday next week to play for old time’s sake.
Darkspore [Official site]