When news came down the line that GameSpy would be shutting off all of it’s internet servers come May 31st, gamers and games companies around the world alike immediately began looking into what could possibly be done to keep the hundreds of titles which rely on GameSpy to get online, online. For some companies the answer to that conundrum has been to do nothing; Nintendo for instance who used GameSpy to power the likes of Mario Kart Wii, Animal Crossing City Folk and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have decided to terminate all Wii and DS online severs come May 20th while 2K will move many of their PC games (Borderlands, Civilization 3 and Civilization 4) over to the Steamworks servers while abandoning a number of others including the PS3 versions of Borderlands and Civilization Revolution. EA are the latest games publisher to outline their plans for GameSpy’s closure and if you’re a fan of Crysis, Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront or any of the other 47 titles listed below bad news, they’re coming off-line.
“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 publisher wrote in a statement before continuing. “We know some of these games are still fan favorites, 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.”
Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac.
Battlefield 2 for PC.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2.
Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac.
Battlefield Vietnam for PC.
Bejeweled (r) 2 for the Wii.
Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3.
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac.
Command & Conquer: Generals for PC and Mac.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for PC and Mac.
Crysis 2 for PC.
Crysis for PC.
Crysis Wars for PC.
Dracula – Undead Awakening for the Wii.
Dragon Sakura for Nintendo DS.
EA Sports 06 for PC.
F1 2002 for PC.
FIFA Soccer 08 (KOR) for the Wii.
FIFA Soccer 08 for Nintendo DS.
FIFA Soccer 09 for Nintendo DS.
FIFA Soccer 10 for Nintendo DS.
FIFA Street 3 for Nintendo DS.
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for PlayStation 2.
Global Operations for PC.
GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND for the Wii.
James Bond: Nightfire for PC.
Madden NFL 08 for Nintendo DS.
Madden NFL 09 for Nintendo DS.
Master of Orion III for PC.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for PC and Mac.
MySims Party for Wii,
MySims Racing for Nintendo DS,
MySims SkyHeroes for the Wii and DS,
NASCAR Sim Racing for PC,
NASCAR Thunder 2003 for PC,
NASCAR Thunder 2004 for PC,
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 for PC,
Need for Speed: ProStreet for Nintendo DS,
Need for Speed: Undercover for Nintendo DS,
Neverwinter Nights 2 for PC and Mac,
Neverwinter Nights for PC, Mac and Linux,
SimCity Creator for Wii,
Skate It for Nintendo DS,
Sneezies for the Wii,
Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS,
Spore Hero Arena for Nintendo DS,
Star Wars: Battlefront for PC and PlayStation 2,
Star Wars: Battlefront II for PC and PlayStation 2,
THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND for the Wii,
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for Nintendo DS.