Some gamers might have heard by now that GameSpy’s services will be shutting down on the 31st of May. What this means is that some games will end up losing multiplayer support, but at the same time some of these games are pretty old so there is a chance that not that many gamers will be affected.
However if you’re one of those who are still playing titles such as Crysis 1 and Crysis 2, you might be disappointed to learn that GameSpy’s shutdown will affect your multiplayer experience as it effectively renders the feature useless. Unfortunately it seems that Crytek, the developer behind the titles, will not be doing anything about it.
According to a statement made by Crytek, “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.” They later add, “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.”
This is a stark contrast to EA’s decision which involved the publisher thinking of ways to transition older Battlefield games onto their servers so as to allow multiplayer to continue working. Not all Battlefield titles will be moved to EA’s servers, but as it stands EA is eyeing titles such as Battlefield 2, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 2142. So, any of our readers still playing multiplayer games of Crysis 1 or 2 on their PC?