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Need for Speed: EA is recalling a number of older games

EA has pulled a number of older games from the Need for Speed ​​franchise. The move is preparation for the shutdown of online services for the affected addresses, which will occur in the fall.

It is affected by Need for Speed ​​Carbon, Need for Speed ​​Undercover, Need for Speed, Need for Speed ​​Shift 2: Unleashed and Need for Speed ​​The Run, which was launched in 2011. From now on, they can Buy all the mentioned games used only on DVD for PC and consoles. Purchases are no longer possible on distribution platforms such as Steam, Xbox and PlayStation. In-game stores, if any, have also been closed.

On August 31, online functionality for affected games will finally be deactivated. From September onwards, only single player modes and functions can be used.

Change because of the “future”

The decision was made to focus onZukunft von Need for Speed“To be able to focus, the developers wrote on Reddit. The development teams have been for years.”Lots of time and passion“When games are developed, published and played, the current number of players has made it uneconomic to continue the necessary work in the background.

This explanation relates to references to newer titles that can still be played online, including Need for Speed ​​Most Wanted (2012) Rivals, Need for Speed ​​(2015) (Test) and smaller parts Payback and Heat. However, with the exception of the first, they have one thing in common: unlike the discontinued titles, they represent the qualitative decline of the brand under the auspices of Ghost Games. To this extent, it seems absolutely necessary to focus on the future. EA has already set the course for this by tasking the professionals at Criterion Games with continuing the series.

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