Game over: EA announces the end of FIFA Mobile on Windows phones

EA Sports has announced that it's terminating its support for FIFA Mobile on Windows phones later this year. Described as "an all-new football experience built for the mobile player", FIFA Mobile launched last October on iOS, Android and Windows phones, and the company continues to promote the game for all three platforms on its website.

FIFA Mobile is still listed on the Windows Store too, with no indication of its upcoming demise. But in a post on Facebook, EA said that the game will be completely discontinued on Windows phones in just under three months:

On November 7, we will be turning off all online functions for FIFA Mobile for Windows mobile devices. We would like to thank everyone who has played and enjoyed the game this past year.

The EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile Team

EA added: "We will no longer support or update online services for this game. The decision to retire games services is never easy."

While fans of the game on Windows phones will no doubt be disappointed by the news, it comes as no great surprise. Microsoft's vanishingly small share of the global smartphone market - just 0.1% last quarter, according to IDC - offers little incentive for app and game developers to continue supporting its mobile OS.

Source: EA Sports FIFA Mobile via MSPU

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