Confirmed: EA-Land nuked

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 08:46 GMT

EA is to close down MMO wierdy thing EA-Land, after moving all The Sims Online inhabitants over to it in late February.

According to an official blog post, “It is with mixed emotions that today we are announcing the EA-Land experiment will soon draw to a close.

“Since 2002, EA-Land / TSO has attracted a very special group of players (of which you are one) and we certainly appreciate your participation in the EA-Land community. The lifetime of the game has drawn to an end, and now we will be focusing on new ideas and other innovative concepts in the games arena.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in this online community as a unique experience in the virtual world.”

Subscribers are going to get $15 off an EA game as compensation, apparently. Other stuff:

  • On August 1, 2008, the game EA-Land / TSO will no longer be in service and EA will focus these resources on future games
  • Your subscription billing will end now, so that at least 60 days of your EA-Land experience will be at no cost to you
  • You may cancel your account and subscription at any time by contacting customer service or by managing your EA account online. To do this, you must log on to EA-Land / TSO to cancel within the game
  • Starting immediately PayPal cash-in will not be available anymore

EA-Land, despite not really knowing what you are, we salute you.

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