GameSpy shutdown means 50 EA games will terminate online support

The closure of GameSpy’s online multiplayer servers is going to affect 50 EA games, the publisher has said.

The list includes Battlefield 1942 on PC and Mac, Bulletstorm on PS3, Crysis and Crysis 2 on PC and a host of DS titles including some FIFAs and Need for Speeds.

Since GameSpy’s announcement, our teams have been working to evaluate options to keep services up and running,” EA said.

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.

We know some of these games are still fan favourites, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Command & Conquer games.

We are still investigating community-supported options to preserve online functionality for these titles, such as multiplayer. Significant technical hurdles remain, and at this time we don’t have anything to announce.”

The full list of games can be found here.

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