Since we’ve had quite a few tips come into the site recently I figured it was time for another edition of the Retirement Roundup. Below are details on several titles that will be losing multiplayer or other online features through the end of Summer . I’ve also added the dates to the Watch List calendar and will have pages up on the site for the games that are being removed from sale.
World of Tanks: Valor – July 21
“For over six years, World of Tanks: Valor has been available as a free to play title on the Xbox 360. As we look towards the future, there are many exciting new features planned for the game. To ensure we are providing these improvements on the newer generations of console, we will end support of the Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks.
Our Xbox 360 players are some of our most loyal and dedicated players, and we will not be leaving their accomplishments unrewarded. If you are currently playing on Xbox 360, please reach out to our Customer Support team. They will be more than happy to assist you in transitioning your account on newer generations of consoles.
The end of support for Xbox 360 will occur on July 21st 2020 at UTC 00:00, and the Xbox 360 client will no longer be accessible.”
NBA Live 16 – August 17
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
This one is simply listed on EA’s ‘Service Update‘ page but you can assume that all online features including multiplayer, online careers, and stat-tracking, will be shutting down on August 17th.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – September 24
Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
“Initially scheduled for 02:00 on 27/08/2020 (UTC), the termination of online service for PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 has been postponed till 00:00 on 24/09/2020 (UTC). We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued and loyal support.
Please note that any remaining myClub Coins and GP that you own cannot be carried over to other titles in the PES series. As such, be sure to use any remaining myClub Coins and GP before online service is discontinued.
Online services for eFootball PES 2020 LITE (free-to-play version), which is currently available to download, will continue after 24/09/2020. If you still wish to continue playing online, we ask that you consider trying this game.
*Note that any remaining myClub coins and GP cannot be carried over to eFootball PES 2020 LITE.
We hope you will continue to enjoy the PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER series in future.”
Darwin Project – End of 2020
Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
“We have been quiet for a while and we apologize for it. We would like to update you on Darwin Project. It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to stop developing new features for the game. April’s update was the last one for the foreseeable future.
Five years ago, we started Darwin Project, our first project. It was a very bold and ambitious one to say the least, and we have been fortunate enough to have worked on it for so long, with the support of our partners and community. Over the past years, we saw a decreasing playerbase, and have been working hard on finding solutions –from a new platform development (PS4) to bringing new content (class system, battle passes, systemic maps, customizable craftwheel, new tiles, live events), spectator interactions extension, and continuous optimizations. We have assessed all potential solutions and scenarios, but unfortunately, Darwin Project is unable to sustain itself thus forcing us to come to this very difficult decision. We are still very proud to see what had started as a scribble on a piece of paper become a fully released game that has reached millions of players. We will keep Darwin Project servers up at least through to the end of the year, and you will still be able to play the game.
We truly and deeply appreciate everything the community has put into the Darwin Project. We received tons of passionate ideas and suggestions to improve the game. It shows how incredibly supportive you have been throughout this journey. We can’t thank you enough for your love and support over the past four years.
Last but not least, huge thanks to our amazing and hard working team, our partners, as well as our family and friends, who have also contributed to the Darwin Project, always there with wise advice & motivational boosts, while keeping us grounded and focused. As for the future, the Darwin Project team will be redeployed to other unannounced Scavengers projects.”