After 11 years of operation, Fight Night Round 4’s servers will finally be going offline as of March 9, 2020. The boxing title’s lifespan was undeniably extended by a lack of competition (other than EA’s Fight Night Champion) but the daily playerbase has dropped below the point the development team considers it possible to provide a quality experience for players.
Here’s the update from EA:
Hello Fight Night Round 4 Fans,
After eleven years of an incredible online community, the daily active playerbase in Fight Night Round 4 has reached a very low number and we can no longer ensure a quality online experience. As of March 9, 2020, the Fight Night Round 4 servers will be retired. After this date, you’ll still be able to play all offline modes on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Thanks for your continued support,
EA SPORTS Fight Night Dev Team