Motor City Online Shut Down

It's a sad day for all of us my friends, Motor City Online will be officially shut down August 29th, 2003 according to an email I just received from EA. I know, try and hold back the tears, I'm sure many of you spent a good chunk of your lives playing this game and loving it in your own special way.

Those of you who still have accounts (yes, all five of you) can swap them for a free copy of Ultima Online or The Sims Online as consolation from EA. Yes my friends, EA truly loves you and the monthly income you provide for them.

Read more for the details and EA's "let's just be friends" letter.

Dear ,

We need to tell you about some upcoming changes to Motor City Online. After a fun run of over a year of online racing, Electronic Arts has made the decision to close Motor City Online in order to focus resources on future games.

Starting August 29, 2003, Motor City Online will no longer be in service. Your subscription billing will end on July 16, 2003 and no accounts will be billed after that date. You may continue to play the game up until the closure date, although certain community programs will begin to be closed down starting in March.

All of us at Motor City Online would like to thank you for participating in such a special online community and hope that your passion for hot rods and racing will continue on beyond this game experience. As a token of appreciation, we would like to offer you a free copy of The Sims Online* or Ultima Online*. To redeem your copy, please contact us at 1-866-543-5435 or 1-512-434-6740 if you are outside of the United States. Please note that your Motor City Online account will be closed when you accept this special offer and this offer is valid only until July 16, 2003.

If you have further questions about your account, please visit our Motor City Online Game Help.

Thank you,
Electronic Arts


- Certis


Oh, now that's an equitable trade.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted... .