Monday, January 7, 2013
The Sims 2 to Stop all Online Services
EA's Service Updates website has made an announcement to end the online services of one of the most successful PC games of all time. Starting January 14th, all online features of both the PC and Mac ports of The Sims 2 will shut down, as well as the website TheSims2.com.
Originally launched in 2004, The Sims 2 has sold over 20 million copies, not including the 8 expansions. Being the first game to feature online content, this sequel has lead to immense success for EA and Sims creator Will Wright. This decision to end the online features will surely affect a great deal of people who still enjoy creating and sharing the interactive lives.
Along with The Sims 2, EA also plans to end the online services of other popular games later this month, including FIFA Soccer 11 and FIFA Manager 11. This isn't to say, however, that EA plans to end all online services. Naturally, the Sims 3 and other games will continue to provide full time online service for gamers.