EA recently announced their intentions to completely shutdown the servers on a number of their older titles come February 2nd
: "You may continue to play the games online up until these dates, but certain community programs may begin to close down prior to the shutdown dates."
As many of you may know, EA tend to use their own hosted servers for their online multiplayer modes as opposed to Microsoft's Xbox Live servers. This means that when they shutdown their servers, the games will no longer have online multiplayer capabilities whatsoever and - more importantly - the online achievements therefore become unobtainable.
This following games will have their servers shutdown on February 2nd:
The following games will have their servers shutdown the week after, on February 9th:
The following games will have their servers shutdown on April 6th:
Eeesh, that's a lot of games. Not exactly a great way to start the new(s) year...
On the bright side though, EA have given us all a month's warning, so you have plenty time to mop up those online achievements before the servers are taken down. As always, don't forget to use the TA Gaming Sessions
to help boost the achievements while you still can.