For everyone who bagged on Modern Warfare 2’s “serverless system” of networking, yeah, having host migration sucks. It sucks even more when someone simply flips off their xbox (although I’ve done it on occaision) and causes the game to simply stop. It’s not quite as bad as the Gears of War 2 level of cheating but there’s some real headscratchers in there too.
On the other hand, at least it’s not EA Games, which is shutting down it’s servers for older games and forcing you to buy new ones. You’re not allowed to do peer connections, you’re not allowed to setup your own server. Unlike Gears or Modern Warfare 2, when EA says you’re done playing the game you’re done playing that game.
Army of Two is conspiciously missing, but the burnout series is in there and the forced upgrade seems to apply to sports games more than anything else. The old Medal of Honors are going away too, but for the original XBOX and Playstation 2, which didn’t have the support.