Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it will be shutting down the servers for two of its popular games, Crysis 3 and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, on December 8, 2023. The shutdown will affect all online features for both games, including multiplayer, co-op, and leaderboards.
Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter game released in 2013. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future where players take control of Prophet, a nanosuit-wearing soldier who must fight against the Ceph alien invaders. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is a 2016 open-world action-adventure game set in the city of Glass. Players take control of Faith Connors, a parkour runner who must fight against the oppressive city government.
The server shutdown for Crysis 3 will affect 23 Xbox achievements. Players who have not yet unlocked these achievements will no longer be able to do so after the shutdown. The server shutdown for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst will affect two Xbox achievements.
EA has not yet announced any plans to revive the online features for Crysis 3 or Mirror's Edge: Catalyst. However, the games will still be playable in single-player mode.
The closure of the servers for Crysis 3 and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is a reminder that online games have a limited lifespan. As games age, their publishers may decide to shut down the servers to save money. This can be frustrating for players who enjoy playing online, but it is an unfortunate reality of the gaming industry.