EA will be halting development on four of its PC free-to-play games and will shut down not long after, the publisher announced.
The four games that are “not as popular” consist of Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World and FIFA World. The games will be live for the next 90, but will go offline right after.
Some of these titles have been out for awhile now. Battlefield Heroes released in 2009 and Battlefield Play4Free launched in 2011. In 2010, EA released Need for Speed World. Last year, the publisher released FIFA World.
In a post on The Beat, Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios, said that the publisher will be exploring new concepts to create a better gaming community.
“In more than five years since most of these titles launched, how we play games has changed dramatically. These were pioneering experiences, and we’re humbled that, over the years, so many of you joined us to enjoy the games and the community.” said Söderlund. “While we say farewell to these free-to-play titles in the next few months, we are always exploring new concepts and ways to bring great games to more players around the world.”