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:
@Tofugames We're working on transitioning those games after the shut down so you'll still be able to play them.
— Origin (@OriginInsider) April 9, 2014
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.