Star Wars: The Old Republic is safe, but the same can’t be said for EA’s other free to play games.
“We’re constantly looking at how players are engaging with our games – listening, learning and shaping our experiences based on that feedback – and wanted to bring some news today regarding a few of our older PC free-to-play games,” EA Studios executive VP Patrick Soderlund wrote.
It looks like players aren’t ‘engaging’ enough with four of EA’s free to play titles.
Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, FIFA World and Need for Speed World are closing down in the next few months.
The only game given an official shutdown date is Battlefield Heroes. A blog post on its official website says the game will officially close on July 14. You will want to spend any in-game currency you have before July 14. EA is not providing refunds.
Specific dates for the other titles were not given.
Soderlund hinted at why these games are closing down. “In more than five years since most of these titles launched, how we play games has changed dramatically, Soderlund wrote.
Translation? These four games are not making EA enough money to keep them going.
Soderlund also said EA is “always exploring new concepts and ways to bring great games to more players around the world.”
With the shutdown of these four games, only SWTOR and Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances remain for PC. EA does have a bunch of free to play titles on mobile devices. Check those out here.
The updates will keep coming for SWTOR.
Fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic can expect more updates this year according to Soderlund.
The Star Wars Celebration starts tomorrow. Look for some Star Wars: The Old Republic news there. Oh, and a Star Wars: Battlefront trailer. I can’t wait.