A new message brands the connection service as discontinued
Fans have recently noticed that, upon trying to join an online match in any of the Call of Duty games available for the DS or Wii, they’re met with an error message. The DS error messages are a little ambiguous, stating there is “No compatible access point in range,” but the Wii error messages all mark the online services as “discontinued.”
There’s been no official word from Activision, but it seems unlikely that these servers will be coming back online any time soon. For now, Nintendo fans will have to wait until Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision goes through to get their Call of Duty fix, with Microsoft pledging to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo hardware for 10 years.
UPDATE: Activision has provided us with this statement concerning the online aspects of these titles being deactivated:
“The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which provides certain online functionality for many Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo DSi software titles, was discontinued.”