Electronic Arts has confirmed that the company will end support for the online services for Crysis 3, Dead Space 2, and Dante’s Inferno later this year. Previously, EA had published a list of online service closures for many old games in March so gamers would know in advance when to say goodbye to multiplayer in their favorite game. .
In March, EA ended the online service for four games, including popular names like Shadows of the Damned and Syndicate. The Medal of Honor servers are also down, ending the online mode of Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor: Airborne, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. When new games are released, the number of people playing old games will inevitably decrease, and it is normal to shut down the servers for these games. This is a common process for developers to redirect their resources.
EA updated and confirmed the closure date for online services for Crysis 3, Dead Space 2, and Dante’s Inferno later this year. Crysis 3 was released in 2011, the game brought players back to the battlefield as the Prophet warrior. Crysis 3’s online feature will no longer be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Steam and the EA app on September 7th. Dead Space 2 was also released in 2011, and after more than a decade, the game still retains its status as one of the best horror games on PS3. Dead Space 2 servers will shut down on December 8th. And finally, Dante’s Inferno (released in 2010) will stop offering online service starting December 8 on PS3, PSP and Xbox 360. Dante’s Inferno is based on the classic The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, the game follows Dante, a soldier who crosses the underworld to rescue his beloved.
It’s worth noting that all three of the games mentioned above by EA are on Xbox’s list of backward compatible games. As a result, Xbox users will also lose access to the online features of all three games in the coming months, but will still be able to purchase Crysis 3, Dead Space 2, and Dante’s Inferno and experience it offline.