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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.

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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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Comments  (0 - 50 of 150)
Sakura Matou

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

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

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

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

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

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Sakura Matou

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.

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Mr.John
Mr.John

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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.

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vladimir0123
vladimir0123

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

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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.

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vladimir0123
vladimir0123

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 ****.

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auron2401
auron2401

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

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller

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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

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Cixlysid
Cixlysid

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

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auron2401
auron2401

Did he say jehova?!

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Guest
Guest

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

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Acolyte2100
Acolyte2100

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

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Metal21Actual
Metal21Actual

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

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teslaptak
teslaptak

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

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Daemonos
Daemonos

C&C4 is at best a mockery of RTS.

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude

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

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Sakura Matou

Or EA is saying, Buy our new games instead.

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude

Agreed, that is a part of it too.

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Lucífer
Lucífer

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

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LavstorM
LavstorM

EA would probably be like "buy our new games, then pay for a online code, then pay for a subscription to the game to actually make progress in the game or other wise be over run people who can afford our subscription" they did that in BF3. (assuming you dont know) they made a pay to win kinda deal and let you pay through the ranks instead of actually grinding for it. Personally I love the old cncs, zh etc, better. idk im just rambling now, apologies.

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Schroedinger
Schroedinger

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

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

my thoughts exactly :(

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juicytoot
juicytoot

I was still playing too.

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CptIstvanofArdeal
CptIstvanofArdeal

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?

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850

You could use tunngle.

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

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

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on1ondevelopment
on1ondevelopment

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?

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

That my good sir, was sarcasm.

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller

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

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vladimir0123
vladimir0123

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

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Rudd
Rudd

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

That's why the Gods invented smilies!

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Knez
Knez

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

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

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

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SabineWren
SabineWren

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

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Mr.John
Mr.John

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 >_>

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MrTimm
MrTimm

yeah but Bungie changed the FPS MP thanks to Halo 2

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Woozle
Woozle

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

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho

Dear God! Say its not true!

Not Call of Duty 2!

GOD DAMNIT! EA GAMES!!!

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Rudd
Rudd

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

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Ironclad2014
Ironclad2014

I support that as a fellow modder!

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Z00L
Z00L

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

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Mr.John
Mr.John

(buried)

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.

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Z00L
Z00L

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

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Mr.John
Mr.John

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.

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xXBerethorXx
xXBerethorXx

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

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Rudd
Rudd

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.

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

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

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Mr.John
Mr.John

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 ******.

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

A WAY WILL BE FOUND! THE FIGHT MUST CONTINUE!

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

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

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Opinionator
Opinionator

Consoles are always ******.

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