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Crysis 2 added to list of games affected by GameSpy shutdown

Crytek title will lose online multiplayer on May 31

Crytek has confirmed the online multiplayer element of the PC versions of Crysis and Crysis 2 will end on May 31, adding the two games to a growing list of titles that will no longer be functional online.

GameSpy Technology announced in early April that its servers are due to close down on that date and will "cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy".


More than 800 games made use of GameSpy's servers over the past decade. For games to continue running online after the service ends, developers will have to move their servers or go offline for good.

Now a post made by a member of Crytek in the official Crysis forum has confirmed that the German studio will not be moving Crysis or its sequel to new servers.

"The single-player campaigns in both games are unaffected by this transition, and the multiplayer mode in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 versions of Crysis 2 remain playable," the statement reads.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has taken up arms in Crysis and Crysis 2's multiplayer modes in the last few years, and apologize to the small but dedicated community of PC players who are still actively competing against one another."

Crysis and Crysis 2 now join a growing list of games that have been confirmed by their developers to be affected by the shutdown, including Arma 2, Saints Row 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Borderlands.

Gamespy disconnections list

This Reddit list highlights the extent of the problem, with the online status of a number of titles remaining a grey area.

Arma: Cold War Assault
Arma 2
Arma 2: Free
Dungeon Defenders [PS3/Non-Steam]
Crysis 2
Halo: Combat Evolved
Saints Row 2
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Stronghold 2
Stronghold Legends
Take On Helicopters

Status Unknown
Alien vs Predator 2
Call of Juarez
Call of Juarez Bound in Blood
Civilization III
Civilization IV
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
Commandos: Behind the Call of Duty
Far Cry
Jagged Alliance 2
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Medieval Total War
Medieval Total War 2
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Postal 2
Red Dead Redemption
Shogun Total War
Titan Quest
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's HAWX
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Two Worlds
Two Worlds 2
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War
Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade
Warhammer 40K: Soulstorm
Warhammer 40K: Winter Assault

Probably Unaffected
Alien vs Predator (Classic)
Battlefield 1942
Battlefield Vietnam
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Call of Duty
Call of Duty United Offense
Call of Duty 2
Commandos 2
Commandos 3
Jagged Alliance
Hexen 2
Quake 2
Quake 3
Quake 4
Soldier of Fortune
Soldier of Fortune 2
Unreal Tournament
Unreal Gold
Unreal 2

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead
Arma 3
Company of Heroes
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition
Stronghold HD
Stronghold Crusader HD


GameSpy online services shutting down May 31

Dozens of games to be affected by closure