That's Champion Mode, EA Sports' first crack at putting a narrative into a sports game. Its subject matter and language are probably the biggest reason the title will be rated M, because I don't think Teddy Atlas and Joe Tessitore are dropping F-bombs during your regular bouts.Fight Night Champion arrives March 1.”As happens every year around this time, Electronic Arts is ending online service for many old games, the majority of them sports titles. The publisher's Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth series also is affected. replica Omega 1202.10.00 Watches The closures mean largely that only the two most recent titles in EA's FIFA, Madden, NCAA Football, NHL and Tiger Woods PGA Tour series will be supported online.
NBA Live 10, which received a roster update to compensate for the cancellation of NBA Elite 11, will now be the only pro basketball title supported; NCAA Basketball 10, the last edition in a series canceled earlier this year, is also the last one with online support. In the NCAA Football series on PS2, only NCAA 11 will be supported online.Notable closures include Fight Night Round 3 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, FIFA Street on the PlayStation replica Omega 1112.10 Men's Watch and Xbox 360, and NFL Head Coach 09, the last entry in that American football management simulation.Elsewhere, the expiration of a licensing deal on Dec. 31 meant the end of online services for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth, its sequel, and The Rise of the Witch King, all on PC.
The Xbox 360 version of the game will lose online support next Tuesday.In a statement, EA said the games scheduled for shutdown “represent roughly 1 percent of all peak online players across all EA titles.”Despite some people's perception,” the company added, “there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these older games up and running. We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on replica Omega 1502.40 Men's Watch keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games.”In an official statement on Thursday, Jeff Brown, EA's vice president of corporate communications, clarified the company's policy is to “[offer] server support for catalogue titles while there is a minimum population of people playing.