EA is shutting down a number of NHL on-line servers in June

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EA is shutting down on-line servers for a number of NHL video games on June 6. Players have till this date to play numerous older NHL video games on-line. After that, you’ll solely have the ability to play the affected ice hockey titles offline. Time to get some last-minute video games in.

Over on its on-line service updates web page, EA has revealed that NHL 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 on-line servers will likely be shut down on June 6 throughout all platforms. The sport-gaming big introduced that it is because “the daily active player base” in these titles “has reached a very low number” and that EA “can no longer ensure a quality online experience.”

With new NHL video games releasing yearly, it’s comprehensible that on-line participant numbers in older titles will scale back. Nevertheless, it’s disappointing when on-line servers for any game are retired. It means an enormous a part of what made a game is not obtainable to play.

As you possibly can see within the lengthy record of EA titles with eliminated on-line play linked above, the retiring of on-line servers is a by-product of gaming moving on-line. It turns into unsustainable for corporations to maintain expensive servers operating when the precedence should lay with new releases. At least we’ll nonetheless have the ability to head to the rink on-line in newer NHL video games.