Thanks to MCO Stratics
for pointing to EA's official Motor City Online site
, which has a message announcing the closure of this MMO PC racing title: "We at Electronic Arts and MCO Staff both past and present would like to say thank you for being a part of a great online racing game experience. Motor City Online service ends today, but it will live on forever in the hearts of the racers who loved the game."
The closing announcement was originally made in February
, citing popularity problems after "the game was quickly dominated by skilled players"
, but the servers finally shut down on August 29th.