Electronic Arts will shut down online services for several games next year, including Mirror’s Edge, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Gatling Gears, and Shank 2.
First spotted by Trueachievements, the specific date for the server shutdowns for these games is January 19, 2023. There are two Achievements that will be affected by server closure in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and they are Arena Noob and Arena Vet, which requires players to earn one and ten Arena medals, respectively. Mirror’s Edge, Gatling Gears, and Shank 2 don’t have any Achievements that require online access, so unlocking them after the shutdowns will be possible.
EA is also shutting down more online servers this year, including ones for several Command & Conquer games on November 9, as well as Onrush on November 30. EA recently updated its list of service updates to contain:
October 20, 2022
- Army of Two: The 40th Day
- Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
- Dragon Age: Origins (Multiplayer Screenshots Server)
November 9, 2022
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
- Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
- Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
- Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
November 30, 2022
January 19, 2023
- Mirror’s Edge
- NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
- Gatling Gears
- Shank 2
Other than EA, other companies have also shut down servers for old games, such as Ubisoft with its older Assassin’s Creed games earlier this month.
The most recognizable of these games, Mirror’s Edge, was first released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. It came to PC in 2009. A reboot of the game, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, launched in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been any words about new entries in the franchise. Last year, EA France posted something about Mirror’s Edge, possibly hinting at a new game, but later clarified that it wasn’t a tease for anything.
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Source: IGN Video Games All