PlayStation Universe

50 EA games being taken offline following GameSpy closure

  • submit to reddit

on 12 May 2014

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the servers for 50 of its online-enabled games will be shut down on June 30, 2014.

The decision has come after the multiplayer gaming platform GameSpy, which hosts the online services for many EA titles and other games, such as Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands and Grand Theft Auto IV, is closing down its servers on May 31, 2014.

Among the most popular games to face the axe online are Bulletstorm, Battlefield 2 and Crysis 2. The closure of GameSpy has caused a number of developers, including Mortal Kombat 9’s NetherRealm Studios, to look at other ways to provide online functionality. EA has also investigating ways in which to start up the servers again on some of these games, but no plans have yet been announced.

GameSpy owner Glu Mobile now plans to concentrate its efforts on its own services to mobile platforms.

The online functionality of the following games will cease on June 30, 2014

Battlefield 1942 (PC/Mac)
Battlefield 2 (PC)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2)
Battlefield 2142 (PC/Mac)
Battlefield Vietnam (PC)
Bejeweled 2 (Wii)
Bulletstorm (PS3)
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (PC/Mac)
Command & Conquer: Generals (PC/Mac)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC/Mac)
Crysis (PC)
Crysis 2 (PC)
Crysis Wars (PC)
Dracula – Undead Awakening (Wii)
Dragon Sakura (DS)
EA Sports ’06 (PC)
F1 2002 (PC)
FIFA Soccer ’08 (Wii/DS)
FIFA Soccer ’09 (DS)
FIFA Soccer ’10 (DS)
FIFA Street 3 (DS)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (PS2)
Global Operations (PC)
Green Day: Rock Band (Wii)
James Bond: Nightfire (PC)
Madden NFL ’08 (DS)
Madden NFL ’09 (DS)
Master of Orion III (PC)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC/Mac)
MySims Party (Wii)
MySims Racing (DS)
MySims SkyRacing (Wii/DS)
NASCAR Sim Racing (PC)
NASCAR Thunder 2003 (PC)
NASCAR Thunder 2004 (PC)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (PC)
Need for Speed: ProStreet (DS)
Need for Speed: Undercover (DS)
Neverwinter Nights (PC/Mac/Linux)
Neverwinter Nights 2 (PC/Mac)
SimCity Creator (Wii)
Skate It (DS)
Sneezies (Wii)
Spore Creatures (DS)
Spore Hero Arena (DS)
Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2/PC)
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PS2/PC)
The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’08 (DS)