In a statement on EA.com, it has been revealed that EA is to close down the online game servers for over 20 of its older titles.

The majority of closures will take place on August 1, with casualties including FIFA Soccer 2005, Fight Night Round 2, and Need for Speed Underground 2 (although this does not include the PS2 version, which presumably still has a strong online following). A full list of closures can be seen below.

August 1, 2006 Online Service Shutdown:

FIFA Soccer 2005 for PS2

FIFA Soccer 2005 for Xbox

FIFA Soccer 2005 Demo for Xbox

FIFA Soccer 2005 for PC

EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 for PS2

EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 for Xbox

NCAA March Madness 2005 for PS2

NCAA March Madness 2005 for Xbox

NBA LIVE 2005 for Xbox

NBA LIVE 2005 for PC

NBA LIVE 05 for PS2

NBA STREET V3 for PS2

NBA STREET V3 for Xbox

NCAA Football 2005 for PS2

Need for Speed Underground 2 Demo for PC

Need for Speed Underground 2 for PC

Need for Speed Underground 2 for Xbox

NHL 2005 for PS2

NHL 2005 for Xbox

NHL 2005 for PC

Total Club Manager 06 for PS2

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 for PS2

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 for PC

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2004-2005 for PS2

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2004-2005 for PC

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2004-2005 for Xbox

October 1, 2006 Online Service Shutdown:

Madden NFL 2005 for PS2

Madden NFL 2005 for Xbox

Madden NFL 2005 for PC

NFL Street 2: Unleashed for PS2

NFL Street 2: Unleashed for Xbox

Armies of Exigo: Rogue Agent for PC