By Anni Simpson on May 12, 2014 at 11:29am
EA Games announced yesterday they intend to shut down over 50 games on June 30 following the end of their contract with GameSpy. EA tackled the issue with GameSpy in a statement.
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.
Some of the games losing their online services include:
- “Battlefield 1942” for PC and Mac, “Battlefield 2” for PC, “Battlefield 2: Modern Combat” for PlayStation 2, “Battlefield 2142” for PC and Mac (including “Northern Strike”), “Battlefield Vietnam” for PC
- “Bulletstorm” for PlayStation 3
- “Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars” for PC and Mac (including “Kane's Wrath”), “Command & Conquer: Generals” for PC and Mac (including “Zero Hour”), “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
- “James Bond: Nightfire” for PC
- “Master of Orion III” for PC
- “Medal of Honor: Allied Assault” for PC and Mac (including Breakthrough and Spearhead”)
- “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, Linux (including “Hordes of the Underdark and Shadows of Undrentide”)
- “Star Wars: Battlefront” for PC and PlayStation 2, “Star Wars: Battlefront II” for PC and PlayStation 2
The full list is available through EA’s service updates
The decision to shut down some of these services has come as a surprise to some players, particularly considering the relatively new age of some of the games listed. For example, “Crysis 2” was released on March 22, 2011, and “Bulletstorm” was released on Feb. 22, 2011, meaning games as young as three years old still didn’t make the cut. However, Origin’s Twitter account announced last month were transitioning some of those games to allow players to continue to access some of them.
EA Service Updates Origin Twitter