GameSpy Servers Going Offline, Hundreds of Game Affected

GameSpy Servers Going Offline, Hundreds of Game Affected

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:36 am

If you are a gamer and have an old game this is really bad news, this will effectively cease all multiplayer functionality for any game using GameSpy. Some companies like EA are going to release patches for more recent games like the Battlefield series. For games that will not be patched Game Ranger may be an option.

http://www.gameranger.com/games/

http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/3/5579254 ... atchmaking

GameSpy Technology, the Glu Mobile-owned service that provides multiplayer functionality for dozens of games on consoles, computers and mobile devices, will shut down as of May 31, according to the company's website.

"Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosting services for all games still using GameSpy," the statement reads. "Thanks for a great ride!" The company had already stopped licensing out its services to publishers as of Jan. 1, 2013.

GameSpy Technology has existed in some form since 1997, when it debuted as a listing service for Quake server IP addresses. It is a separate entity from the gaming site GameSpy, which was shut down by its parent company, Ziff Davis, in February 2013.
Richard S.
 
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