EA is Working to Preserve Multiplayer In Its Games Abandoned by GameSpy

Glu's GameSpy Technology announced earlier this month that it planned to shut down its multiplayer services on May 31, leaving games like Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 without a multiplayer solution for players.

More than 800 developers and publishers made use of GameSpy's services over more than a decade online, including Capcom, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Epic, Ubisoft, and Konami. Nintendo previously announced plans to cease online services for Wii and Nintendo DS, which made use of GameSpy Technology, on May 20. of last year.

Responding to a question from a follower, the official Twitter account for EA's Origin offered the following response:

EA later clarified that by saying the following:

"We're working on finding a transition, but still have technical hurdles to overcome," an EA official said. "We will make an announcement when there is news to share."

Roughly translated, EA will likely find a work-around but multiplayer in these games could go dark for an undetermined amount of time.

Source: CVG

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    GrimCW says:

    Was Battlefront 3 ever reconfirmed? If so.. they'd probably profit if 2 goes dark.

    If not… they'd either have to do this, or pull the game, among many others, from shelves… In fact, this whole thing could cause a bit of an issue for a LOT of companies that still sell older games they no longer support..

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    Papa Midnight says:

    Technically, this is not an EA title (Pandemic), but I wonder if that includes Star Wars: Battlefront II since they own the license to that now. I haven't played that in a long while, but it's nice to pop back in.

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    GrimCW says:

    I hope so, but given they considered it a flop, I doubt it.. 

    the game was AWESOME and would've been far better with some co op… REAL co op, not that horde mode crap..

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    Sora-Chan says:

    wonder if this'll include the C&C games as well.

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