If you loving playing games online, then you would have come across certain brands over your time playing, so hearing that GameSpy Multiplayer servers are to shut down might shock some of our gamer readers today. The service is apparently due to be taken offline at the end of May, 2014.
It is not entirely clear what will happen to all the games powered by this service, although some reports claim that hundreds of titles mat be taken offline once GameSpy is shut down on May 31.
We’ve seen how upset gamers feel when they cannot play online anymore in the past, and this happened with the likes of Battle for Middle Earth when multiplayer wouldn’t work on Xbox 360 anymore after a number of years, so we do expect some upset in the coming weeks.
You can see a list of games powered by GameSpy on the official website here, and the list is broken down by year with a massive range of game publishers like 2K Sports, THQ, SEGA, Nintendo, Namco Bandai, Konami, Rockstar Games, and many more.
We will hear in the coming days what games will shut down multiplayer completely and those that will make changes. This is due to the fact that each publisher will handle the shutdown in a different way.
What game will you hate to see lose multiplayer that currently uses GameSpy?
This transition has been known for a while and some of the bigger publishers have been working to move games from GameSpy to other online servers. This is why Rockstar games like Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption will continue to work just fine after GameSpy is shut down.
Keep connected to Product Reviews, as we will update you with details of those games that will lose multiplayer after the service is terminated.
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