GameSpy shutdown sends over 50 EA games offline

GameSpy shutdown sends over 50 EA games offline
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 12th 2014 at 10:26AM

Publisher claims it is looking at community-supported options to preserve online functionality of certain titles

The closure of GameSpy’s online hosting services is set to knock more than 50 EA games offline by the end of June.

The publisher claimed it did not have a suitable solution to keep all its GameSpy-connected games online, but was investigating community-supported options for preserving the multiplayer functionality of titles such as Battlefield 2, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and the Command & Conquer series.

In a statement the company added that for many of the titles it was “no longer feasible” to continue supporting them, as older games “typically have fewer than one per cent of all peak online players across all EA titles”.

You can view the full list of affected games below.

October 1st, 2014 – Online Services Shutdown

World Series of YAHTZEE, Free for iOS

June 30th, 2014 – Online Services Shutdown

Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac (including The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WW2 expansions)

Battlefield 2 for PC (including Special Forces expansion)

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2

Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac (including Northern Strike expansion)

Battlefield Vietnam for PC

Bejeweled (r) 2 for the Wii

Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac (including Kane's Wrath expansion)

Command & Conquer: Generals for PC and Mac (including Zero Hour expansion)

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 (including Breakthrough and Spearhead expansions)

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 (including Hordes of the Underdark and Shadows of Undrentide expansions)

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

May 12th, 2014 – Online Services Shutdown

Lord of Ultima