Servers for another seven EA Xbox games to close in 2024

EA has revealed it will be closing the servers of a whopping seven Xbox games next year, including F1 2014, F1 Race Stars, and Micro Machines World Series.

Servers for another seven EA Xbox games to close in 2024
Sean Carey

Sean Carey

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EA has been on a spree of shutting down servers for some of its older games as of late, and it looks like this trend will continue in 2024. The publisher has now announced it will be closing the servers of seven Xbox games — mainly legacy F1 titles — in March and April next year.

According to EA's online services page, servers for F1 2011, F1 2011 (GFWL), F1 2012, F1 2013, F1 2014, F1 Race Stars, and Micro Machines World Series will close on March 21, 2024. Madden NFL 20 will lose its online services on April 15, 2024.

Game Server closure date
F1 2011 achievementsMarch 21, 2024
F1 2011 (GFWL) achievementsMarch 21, 2024
F1 2012 achievementsMarch 21, 2024
F1 2013 achievementsMarch 21, 2024
F1 2014 achievementsMarch 21, 2024
F1 Race Stars achievementsMarch 21, 2024
Micro Machines World Series achievements March 21, 2024
Madden NFL 20 achievements April 15, 2024
Sadly, all of these games do feature online-only achievements which will be discontinued once a server closure hits, and they have all been delisted from the Xbox store, though you should still be able to find physical copies.

In the case of F1 2011, F1 2012, and Micro Machines World Series, these games already have discontinued and/or partly discontinued/unobtainable achievements, so make sure you take a look at the individual guides of each of these achievements before you go diving in.

It also should be noted that F1 2011, F1 2012, F1 2013, and F1 Race Stars are not backwards compatible, which means that if you do need any achievements from these titles, you will need an Xbox 360.

Announced earlier this year, EA is also closing the servers of eight more of its games later this week, including Battlefield 1943, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and Crysis 3.

Thanks to wellingtonbalbo for the heads-up!
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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