Posted Mon May 12, 2014 at 06:33 AM PDT by Trevor Ruben
All GameSpy-supported EA titles to go dark a month after the service’s shutdown.
Some games from popular series such as ‘Battlefield,’ ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ and ‘Crysis’ will suffer complete server shutdown at the end of June, following GameSpy’s shuttering of its online services in May. Though EA promised to look into ways to further support these games, it seems the publisher hasn’t found any just yet. From the EA Blog:
“Since GameSpy’s announcement, our teams have been working to evaluate options to keep services up and running. Unfortunately, due to technical challenges and concerns about the player experience, we do not have a solution at this time. Online services for EA games on the GameSpy platform will be closed down at the end of June.”
The post goes on to say that “community-oriented” server support remains a future possibility, but “significant technical hurdles remain.” The full list of affected titles can be found here. ‘Battlefield 2,’ ‘Battlefield 1942,’ ‘Medal of Honor: Allied Assault’ and the ‘Command & Conquer’ games are among the most popular, according to EA.
Way back in late 2012, GameSpy posted a final entry on its hosting-oriented blog at poweredbygamespy.com, blaming lack of payment for services on behalf of game publishers for lapses in server support. The company never mentioned any specific publisher, but the result ended up the same for everybody.
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