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EA Is Shutting Down 4 Of Their Free-To-Play Titles In 90 Days

In EA’s blog, “The Beat”, Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios, EA has announced that free-to-play games Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World and FIFA World will no longer be in active development and will not be supported in 90 days.

However, there is some good news in the post. EA has actually started listening to us consumers in regards to the fact that we love Star Wars: The Old Republic (which will be unaffected by this news) and the fact that most people don’t even know that the four titles previously mentioned still exist outside of blatantly huge ads in the Digital Rights Management (DRM) software, Origin.

Even though it is sad that these titles are no longer being supported, look at the bright side. It’s been more than five years since most of these games became available. That’s incredible in this day and age. I’ve seen games that have barely lasted a year, so it is evident that the respective communities behind these games are some of the best out there, however big or small that may be. While these titles may be going away, I like to think that we may see more from these studios in the coming months.

As always, be sure to check back here each and every day for stories like this one over at Proven Gamer.

By Austin Belzer

I've been playing video games for about 10 years now. I've seen the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Over these 10 or so years, I've also seen video games fundamentally change what they are.

Then, about 4 or 5 years ago, I get in my head that I want to put these opinions and critiques out onto the Internet. Over this time, I've went from pure click bait articles to more thought-out pieces of writing. These past 5 or so years have also given me quite a bit of insight into what the reasoning is in a certain move by a company.

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