EA Shutters Online For Selected Games, Including Madden 09

Game company EA has announced that it will be shutting down online service for "some older EA titles". Included in the list is football game Madden NFL 09 (PS3 and Xbox 360), which was released in August 2008.

EA, it seems, has a different definition of "old". 2009 just ended, days ago! Here is the list of titles whose online service will cease on February 2, 2010.

UEFA Champions League 07 PC and x360
Facebreaker x360 and PS3
Fantasy Football 09 x360 and PS3
FIFA 07 PSP, PS2, PC
Fight Night Round 3 PS2
Madden 08 Wii
Madden 08 PC
Madden 09 Xbox1
Madden 09 Wii and PSP
March Madness 07 x360
NBA 07 PSP, x360
NBA 08 PS2, PSP, Wii
NBA 09 Wii - Europe only
NBA Street (2007) PS3 and x360
NCAA Football 08 PS2
NCAA Football 09 PS2
NASCAR 08 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS3 and x360 - Europe Only
NFL Tour PS3 and x360
NHL 07 PSP and x360
NHL 08 PC
Tiger Woods 07 PC
Madden 09 x360 and PS3
Madden 07 Xbox 360

According to EA, it is possible to play online up to the date mentioned. Then, poof, EA pulls the plug. If only EA would release another Madden game. Hopefully, it will have online, too!