Electronic Arts is closing the multiplayer servers for its boxing game Fight Night Round 4. An update on EA’s website confirms that the servers for the 2009 Xbox 360/PS3 game will close on March 9, 2020.
In an email, EA informed players that the servers are being pulled down because the daily active playerbase “has reached very low numbers and we can no longer ensure a quality online experience.” You can read the full message below.
Fight Night Round 4 has a number of achievements that can only be unlocked through online gameplay, so you have just a few months more to grab them. Fight Night Round 4 will continue to be playable after the server shutdown in offline mode.
After Fight Night Champion in 2011, EA put the Fight Night series on hold as it instead focused on its EA Sports UFC franchise. That same year, EA CEO Andrew Wilson told IGN that the Fight Night series might come back someday, but as of yet it hasn’t happened.
Earlier this year, EA announced that it will add another sports game to its catalogue in the next fiscal year, which means it will launch between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. EA already makes officially licensed FIFA, NFL, NHL, and NBA video games, and there are rumors of EA Sports UFC 4 being in development. It remains to be seen what the new sports game will be, but we’ll report back with more details as they are revealed.
Would you like to see the Fight Night series return? Let us know in the comments below!
“Hello Fight Night Round 4 Fans, after eleven years of an incredible online community, the daily active playerbase in Fight Night Round 4 has reached a very low number and we can no longer ensure a quality online experience. As of March 9, 2020, the Fight Night Round 4 servers will be retired. After this date, you’ll still be able to play all offline modes on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.Thanks for your continued support”
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