Here’s yet another app that Windows Phone owners have to say goodbye to. EA Sports has confirmed today that it’s ending support for FIFA Mobile on Windows Phone later this year. The company launched this game for mobile devices last year. This “all-new football experience built for the mobile player” was released for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in October 2016. The Windows Phone iteration is going to bite the dust.
EA has confirmed through a post on Facebook that it’s going to completely discontinue the game on Windows Phone in under three months. “On November 7, we will be turning off all online functions for FIFA Mobile for Windows mobile devices,” the post says.
Adding that the decision to retire games services “is never easy,” EA Sports confirms that it’s no longer going to support or update online services for this game.
FIFA Mobile continues to be available for rival platforms. The game itself is not going away anytime soon. It’s just that it doesn’t make much sense for EA to keep it around for Windows Phone.
That’s not surprising at all given that Windows Phone now accounts for just 0.1 percent of the global smartphone market. There’s little incentive for EA Sports to continue supporting the game for a platform that’s as good as dead.