EA goes on killing spree, shuts down four more games on June 18
If you're a fan of Age of Immortals, Six Gun Galaxy or Starship Command on Facebook, or even Bejeweled Blitz on Google+, your time with these games will come to an end on June 18, when servers for all four games will be shut down, according to EA's service updates website.
If you've been playing Age of Immortals, you're encouraged to try another game: Age of Champions, and will receive a special "player appreciation package" within Age of Champions if you reached at least level 9. This package includes in-game currency, a special themed badge for your profile, exclusive units and gear.
Meanwhile, Six Gun Galaxy players are being offered a similar package, but this one in Superhero City. You'll be required to reach at least level 6 in Superhero City, and if you do just that, you'll receive a special Six Gun Galaxy themed agility card, a piece of gear, in-game currency and a badge for your in-game profile. Starship Command's package also comes by way of Superhero City, as you'll be able to earn a free bundle of in-game currency if you check it out and reach level 6.
Perhaps the most interesting of these closures is Bejeweled Blitz on Google+. The Facebook version of the game is still incredibly popular, pulling in almost 10 million monthly active players (according to AppData). This then clearly points to the state of Google+ as a games platform, and not to the quality of Bejeweled Blitz as a standalone product. Are games simply being overlooked by users on Google+, or is the entire Google+ platform so devoid of active users that no game will be able to survive? It's too early to say for sure (and one could make the argument that anyone that cares about the game is already playing it on Facebook), but this doesn't bode well for the future of the Google+ Games service if such a popular Facebook game no longer merits support there.
Add these closures to the closing of Restaurant City on Facebook and Restaurant City: Gourmet Edition for iPad on June 29 and you have an incredibly sad month for EA's social gamers. If more casualties are announced, we'll make sure to let you know.
Are you sad to see any of these EA games go, or had you moved on to other games long ago? Sound off in the comments.