It’s the end of an era as EA has started sending out emails telling players that servers for Fight Night Round 4 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are going offline on March 9, 2020.
The shutdown, which EA confirmed on their website, will come nearly 11 years after the game’s launch.
In the email EA states the following as the reason for the shutdown:
…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.
Though the servers will be ending, the game will still be able to be played offline on both PS3 and Xbox 360. That said, if you are still behind on some online-specific achievements, you’ll need to complete those before the day the servers come down.
Released in 2009, Fight Night Round 4 was the second-to-last edition in the famed Fight Night series to be released. The last game in the series, Fight Night Champion, was released in 2011. That game’s servers, as of this writing, are still available.
Over the years there has been renewed hope of a return for the Fight Night franchise. However, with EA Sports focused on the UFC license, it may be up to a different company to bring boxing video games back into the mainstream.
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