EA Just Stopped Supporting A Lot Of Battlefield Games

EA Just Stopped Supporting A Lot Of Battlefield Games

EA has announced that it will no longer be supporting a number of its Battlefield titles.

It’s the nature of things. Publishers and developers can only support games for so long. But what happens when that game is online only? As of June 30 this year, EA will no longer be supporting…

Battlefield 1942 Battlefield 2 Battlefield Vietnam

EA is also removing its support for a number of other games, you can check out the entire list here.

It’s a shame, but also a fact of life that old games, particularly online games like Battlefield, lose their audience. A particular shame for that handful of people who still play. The crazy thing about games with single player is that we can always go back and relive those experiences. Online games? That’s going to be increasingly difficult.

At least we’ll always have our memories.


  • I’m taking it as EA being offended that people are still playing their older games that were developed well with no microtransactions as opposed to their rushed modern games that are crippled by microtransactions and sought to remove them.

    • Maybe more like the gamespy servers are shutting down and they are not going to spend the money re-working all these games in order to keep them online? But that wouldn’t fit into your whole EA is the most evil company in the world theory hey?

    • Games with no microtransactions and with modding! I stopped being interested in the BF series when the developers started to feed us with the BS statements that their games were too complicated to be modded. The mods were what made the original BF 1942 so awesome in my opinion, and these claims that modern BF games are too complex for modding are ridiculous when you see the stuff that was done with Arma2 and Arma3 in terms of modding.

  • WHAT! How can BF 2142 be left off this list! It is also suffering the same fate as 1942, 2 and vietnam 🙁

    Also Battlefront 1 and 2 are also heading out on June 30th as well… AND Command and Conquer Generals, 3 and Red Alert 3. Looks like they never got around to removing the gamespy component from these games…

    I was about to post how fortunate it was that 2142 was actually left out of this axing but i am immensely disappointed that it too was caught in the crossfire as it is easily the battlefield i played the most.

    • I think it would be quicker, easier and cheaper for them to just add BF4 to this list along with the others.

      Based on my experiences over the past week or two, it’d just be making official what is already the practical reality.

  • Did they not say the other week that the old BF titles will be supported after the GameSpy shutdown

  • Looks like EA are miffed at losing out on the “worst corp in America” honours and are determined to snatch back their title.

  • I play none of those, but it would be really nice if they’d allow players to host their own servers by releasing the files for the dedicated servers and releasing one final patch for the games allowing them to have a server browser.

    Won’t ever happen.

  • BF1942 was about the only thing I played online when I had a gold XBL account.
    -1 reason to pay up for it now. Sticking to PC.

  • To be fair EA did post this on the blog.

    ‘We know some of these games are still fan favorites, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Command & Conquer games. We are still investigating community-supported options to preserve online functionality for these titles, such as multiplayer. Significant technical hurdles remain, and at this time we don’t have anything to announce.’

    So the end is not necessarily there for everything.

  • Screw Battlefield. Neverwinter Nights and Neverwinter Nights 2 are losing their online services. =(

  • so a completely misguided article that paints ea as the bad guy(not that im saying they don’t do some shitty things), Rather than pointing out the reason all of these games aren’t going to have online functionality anymore.

    summed up simply gamespy is shutting down its servers and as a result all of the games that used the servers for online functionality are going with it.

    ea have said they are going to try and work out something for some games but not all.

    game community’s die thats how it works stop holding onto the past and come join us in the depressing present

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