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EA have not found any alternative to the dying Gamespy service and a large number of games thus lose multiplayer support.

Posted by Kark-Jocke on May 15th, 2014


50 EA games soon to lose support for multiplayer online.


EA have not found any alternative to the dying Gamespy service and a large number of games thus lose multiplayer support.
Gamespy has long been a household name for gamers, as numerous games, both PC and console, had multiplayer modes built on servers.
2014 marks the notoriously late for Gamespy, which also means that hundreds of games are in danger of losing support for gaming on-line.

Many developers and publishers, including Activision, Rockstar and SEGA has announced that they are working to find alternative solutions for games that use the Gamespy servers. Similar messages came from EA, which over the years have used Gamespy for many titles, but now the company has announced that they choose to flappers support in their Gamespy games.


Technical challenges and not least the fact that most of the games that use Gamespy start pulling on the oars, located behind EA's decision to allow multiplayer support across 50 titles die out. A variety of titles, such as F1 2002, EA Sports 06 to PC or Fifa Soccer 08-10 for the Nintendo DS, has hardly many active players, but the list also contains relatively popular games like Battlefield 2, Crysis 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2.


PC games constitute a large part of the list, but Nintendo consoles are also strongly represented. Nintendo has not gone back on its decision to allow the many DS and Wii titles that use Gamespy lose multiplayer functionality, and EA games are no exception.

Popular titles loosing online multiplayer 30th of June 2014.


Battlefield 2C&C Generals: Zero HourC&C3: Tiberium Wars
C&C: Red Alert 3C&C: GeneralsBattlefield 1942
CrysisCrysis 2Battlefield 2142
Crysis WarsLogoLogo
LogoLogoBattlefield Vietnam

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Post comment Comments  (0 - 50 of 148)
Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 12 2014, 2:56pm says:

Oh come on EA just after you Announced you would support it..

+63 votes     reply to comment
ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston May 12 2014, 4:00pm replied:

They must not've been fulfilling their bad news quota.

+58 votes     reply to comment
Sanguinius
Sanguinius May 12 2014, 5:03pm replied:

Did you honestly expect EA not to screw us? Come on it's EA, you should know better then that...

+68 votes     reply to comment
Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 13 2014, 10:33am replied:

Yeah but they said it wouldn't happen :(

My Fault for Thinking EA still had some good in them XD

I should eat their CEO.

+37 votes     reply to comment
Mr.John
Mr.John May 15 2014, 7:21am buried:

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Games like BF2 and such were unsavable due to issues in base code or net code or some stuff. I would believe games that could be savored a little while longer, would be. But this is the natural course of life. Good, old multiplayer games must die so new ones can take their place. Too bad the new ones are rarely up to par with the old ones.

-36 votes     reply to comment
vladimir0123
vladimir0123 May 15 2014, 6:56pm replied:

Actually BF2 don't need saving. And also, I thought we had already saw how good multiplayers will survive unless the playerbase died, literally dead. Even if it loses official support from the publishing company, only issue is the player base probably won't grow that much and when the existing playerbase die of old age there'll be no replacement.

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller May 16 2014, 8:20pm buried:

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HORSESHIT vlad, "don't need saving" WOW speaking proper English, moving on, this game has MORE replayablility and gameplay then failbite EVER will have, infact if it wern't for the mod desert combat, BF2 would have never happened, THAT mod RIGHT THERE is pretty much the SOLE reason for BF's continuation... And your **** statement over makes 0 sense "I thought we had already saw how good MP will survive unless the playerbase died" that is a ******* joke, refractor battlefields are still played TODAY, especally 2142 specifically Titan mode, AND THAT alone is worth saving, the mods yes, but the fact that people still play the games.. something EA will NEVER understand.

-12 votes     reply to comment
vladimir0123
vladimir0123 May 17 2014, 9:45am replied:

Before ******** all over my english you should correct your spellings. **** dude you don't even know **** about what I am talking about. I said BF2 don't need saving because it's not ******* dying. Unless you're a ******* immortal you will die and you will stop playing whatever the ****.

+7 votes     reply to comment
auron2401
auron2401 May 19 2014, 10:13am replied:

What bout project reality, hardhead? PROJECT ******* REALITY?!
This guy i swear.

+2 votes     reply to comment
renegadekiller
renegadekiller May 16 2014, 8:16pm replied:

Frostbite battlefield is so garbage that it make refractor battlefield playable, they have SHIITER code then BF2 EVER did, GARBAGE hit detection which made refractor games seem flawless, and need I saw it again... MOD TOOLS, something Frostbite will NEVER have is the replayability WHICH IS WORTH SAVING, I mean for **** sakes tell me one good mod that Frostbite has, PR? NOPE nor will the devs do it, PR2 is using CRYengine... so many good mods and edits we the PEOPLE can do that Frostbite won't allow us... so keep playing your new garbage, I'll enjoy the classic games that ARE MORE PLAYABLE

-2 votes     reply to comment
Cixlysid
Cixlysid May 17 2014, 2:02am replied:

Hmmm.. i would consider not eating him.. you don't know where he has been.. But we could hang him by his toes and stone him like the good ole days

+7 votes     reply to comment
auron2401
auron2401 May 19 2014, 10:14am replied:

Did he say jehova?!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest May 15 2014, 4:00pm replied:

this is ******* ******** ... all C&C games lose mul;tiplayer support?

+15 votes     reply to comment
Acolyte2100 Online
Acolyte2100 May 17 2014, 12:57pm replied:

Not ALL of them. C&C 4 will still be up I bet. :P

+6 votes     reply to comment
Metal21Actual
Metal21Actual May 19 2014, 11:19am replied:

c&C4 is the worst game of them all...

+11 votes     reply to comment
teslaptak
teslaptak May 23 2014, 2:32pm replied:

crap&crap 4 isn't a C&C -,-

+5 votes     reply to comment
Daemonos
Daemonos May 28 2014, 8:16pm replied:

C&C4 is at best a mockery of RTS.

+1 vote     reply to comment
MattmanDude
MattmanDude May 12 2014, 8:48pm says:

EA has not found a solution... What you mean to say is that EA is unwilling to pay for the solution.

+42 votes     reply to comment
Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 14 2014, 6:18am replied:

Or EA is saying, Buy our new games instead.

+37 votes     reply to comment
MattmanDude
MattmanDude May 14 2014, 1:41pm replied:

Agreed, that is a part of it too.

+21 votes     reply to comment
Lucífer
Lucífer May 15 2014, 10:52am replied:

EA no longer has the necessary souls to keep Gamespy shipshape.

+16 votes     reply to comment
Schroedinger
Schroedinger May 13 2014, 3:18am says:

Im so sad about battlefront I & II, those were great games

+17 votes     reply to comment
AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r May 13 2014, 7:34am replied:

my thoughts exactly :(

+8 votes     reply to comment
juicytoot
juicytoot May 16 2014, 6:05pm replied:

I was still playing too.

+4 votes     reply to comment
CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan May 13 2014, 3:45am says:

Well **** this EA i used game-spy for Battlefield 2 now with this shutting down with what the **** i am going play multi-player with my balls?

+15 votes     reply to comment
Gumwars850
Gumwars850 May 13 2014, 9:43am replied:

You could use tunngle.

+3 votes     reply to comment
OminousSpudd
OminousSpudd May 13 2014, 4:55pm replied:

Hell no, re-compensate losing BF2 by buying BF4. It's obviously a worthy replacement. Right...?

+6 votes     reply to comment
on1ondevelopment
on1ondevelopment May 14 2014, 1:26pm replied:

Hell no, Battlefield 4 is the worst Battlefield there is! It's only an unstable version of Battlefield 3 with expensive DLC and no mod tools... How could you replace Battlefield 2 with Battlefield 4?

+15 votes     reply to comment
OminousSpudd
OminousSpudd May 14 2014, 6:28pm replied:

That my good sir, was sarcasm.

+18 votes     reply to comment
renegadekiller
renegadekiller May 16 2014, 8:23pm replied:

He can't see it because like every other human notion people keep bringing to the internet, its NOT visable.

+1 vote     reply to comment
vladimir0123
vladimir0123 May 17 2014, 9:49am replied:

Sometimes people get the sarcasm but still express the need to be captain explaining-the-obvious anyway. Don't judge

+3 votes     reply to comment
Rudd
Rudd May 21 2014, 1:33pm replied:

Sarcasm doesn't transmit well via text, particularly in an international community.

That's why the Gods invented smilies!

+2 votes     reply to comment
-SRB-Knez
-SRB-Knez May 16 2014, 5:36pm replied:

Not only BF2.There are lot of great games that will be shutted down,cuz EA don't want to pay to solution

+5 votes     reply to comment
TKAzA Staff
TKAzA May 15 2014, 7:11am says:

Well that sucks, really fixed on killing communities it seems. Luckly modders are dedicated bunch and this really wont have a ripple effect.

+9 votes   reply to comment
WyldStyle
WyldStyle May 15 2014, 7:12am says:

Now that's just unfair, EA letting their old multiplayer games fade away and die, just unfair.

+12 votes     reply to comment
Mr.John
Mr.John May 15 2014, 7:22am replied:

Not just EA. All the old CoD 1-3, several other company games including Ubisoft and Activision. Nobody was this mad when Bungie announced the death of Halo 2 multiplayer in favor of Halo: Reach >_>

+11 votes     reply to comment
MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller May 15 2014, 8:03am replied:

yeah but Bungie changed the FPS MP thanks to Halo 2

+6 votes     reply to comment
Woozle
Woozle May 15 2014, 8:19pm replied:

I was ******. Reach was ******* terrible.

+1 vote     reply to comment
LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho May 17 2014, 7:29pm replied:

Dear God! Say its not true!

Not Call of Duty 2!

GOD DAMNIT! EA GAMES!!!

+4 votes     reply to comment
Rudd
Rudd May 21 2014, 1:34pm replied:

The BF2 modding community will not go silently into the night, we shall live on, we shall survive!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Z00L
Z00L May 15 2014, 7:22am says:

What's the plan ? stopping playing these good games, and playing the new ***** you made to make more profits ? no way

+15 votes     reply to comment
Mr.John
Mr.John May 15 2014, 7:24am buried:

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In truth, this is an effort to update the multiplayer service by letting an old unsupported one die. Natural order of life and whatnot. The fact that you would "need" to buy new games as a basic user is just a good side meal for the companies.

-8 votes     reply to comment
Z00L
Z00L May 15 2014, 7:35am replied:

I think there will be people who gonna find a way to bring back the multiplayer on these games using such patches or other ... maybe third party tools

+12 votes     reply to comment
Mr.John
Mr.John May 15 2014, 7:39am replied:

As the suggested ones in this very post? It is just that there will be no original official servers avaliable at the hit of a "search" button. Use of console could still allow you to manually connect to a server, if such is programmed in (Such as ValVe games like CSS). But I understand this reasoning. As long as newer games come out, capacity will always be a question. Dear lord, the day WoW support will go out ahahahahaha.

+4 votes     reply to comment
xXBerethorXx
xXBerethorXx May 15 2014, 9:48pm replied:

A glimmer of hope has been seen in Battle for Middle Earth. Someone was able to bring back multiplayer back :D

+6 votes     reply to comment
Rudd
Rudd May 21 2014, 1:36pm replied:

Project Reality and Forgotten hope 2 will be using their own server to replace gamespy.

Frankly EA could have used the origin service to keep the log in server running for BF2.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ShadowFear
ShadowFear May 15 2014, 7:31am says:

WE WILL SURVIVE! WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL WE WIN. DO NOT FEAR BROTHERS!

+17 votes     reply to comment
Mr.John
Mr.John May 15 2014, 7:33am replied:

What really happens is that official servers are shutting down. There will be no official or community servers when you hit "search". You can still wire up a virtual LAN and play "Local" matches with all your friends at will, so yeargh! It is not the end times! THE END TIMES HAS NOT COME! Except for consoles. Consoles are ******.

+11 votes     reply to comment
ShadowFear
ShadowFear May 15 2014, 7:39am replied:

A WAY WILL BE FOUND! THE FIGHT MUST CONTINUE!

+2 votes     reply to comment
ShadowFear
ShadowFear May 16 2014, 8:00am replied:

3 people thought I was being pro-console. Hilarious.

+7 votes     reply to comment
Opinionator
Opinionator May 15 2014, 11:14am replied:

Consoles are always ******.

+14 votes     reply to comment
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