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News-Billboard-E3-broadcast.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON May 9, 2014

Update on EA Titles Hosted on GameSpy

GameSpy announced earlier this month that they would be ending all hosted services for games, which impacts the online capabilities of a number of older titles, including some from EA.

Since GameSpy’s announcement, our teams have been working to evaluate options to keep services up and running.  Unfortunately, due to technical challenges and concerns about the player experience, we do not have a solution at this time. Online services for EA games on the GameSpy platform will be closed down at the end of June.

 We know some of these games are still fan favorites, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Command & Conquer games. We are still investigating community-supported options to preserve online functionality for these titles, such as multiplayer. Significant technical hurdles remain, and at this time we don’t have anything to announce.

 For the full list of titles impacted by the change, visit the EA Online Services Updates page here.

Comments (83)

  1. +6 0
    it woud be really sad if they close these 2 battlefield titels. there still league's and cups in both games.
    May 12, 2014
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    For those who are wondering, the Project Reality DEV's found a way around the server shut down and will be releasing a patch that will allow PR's multiplayer to continue to keep working. They're sharing this with the Forgotten Hope 2 team so those two mods will survive the server shutdown.
    May 12, 2014
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      Why not share it with the entire community if they have a solution?
      May 12, 2014
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  3. 0 0
    Let's save Crysis' multiplayer! Do not leave this game series!
    May 12, 2014
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    Вы че суки падлы вы че?! Battlefield 2 не трогайте мрази! Паскуды!
    May 12, 2014
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      Можно же и без сраной еа играть.и в 100 раз круче.обновление поставь....реал вар и пиздец.там все бф2 в одном.или в бф-3 попробуй .мне больше прикололо;я тоже в бф2 херачил .как только вышла.еще комп не тянул=).бф-3 советую.(поверь я понимаю в чем прикол бф2.и знаю что говорю.графу по умолчанию ставь(нахуй там травы поколено?).
      Aug 1, 2014
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  5. +8 0
    What the Hell EA??? Why you are closing BF 2142??? This game has no analogues! you MUST keep BF2142 Alive!
    May 12, 2014
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  6. +1 0
    hey EA... burn in h*ll http://tinyurl.com/l6f23ul I want a refund... seriously.. I still play these, this is unacceptable! Either clean it up and input something like Steam's multiplayer engine (seriously, I always thought gamespy was a joke), or release the server files so we can at least host our own Multiplayer games... Earth & Beyond all over again, this time however I wasn't paying you a MONTHLY fee to keep it alive...
    May 12, 2014
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    hey EA... burn in h*ll http://tinyurl.com/l6f23ulI want a refund... seriously.. I still play these, this is unacceptable! Either clean it up and input something like Steam's multiplayer engine (seriously, I always thought gamespy was a joke), or release the server files so we can at least host our own Multiplayer games... Earth & Beyond all over again, this time however I wasn't paying you a MONTHLY fee to keep it alive...
    May 12, 2014
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    hey EA... burn in h*ll http://tinyurl.com/l6f23ul I want a refund... seriously.. I still play these, this is unacceptable! Either clean it up and input something like Steam's multiplayer engine (seriously, I always thought gamespy was a joke), or release the server files so we can at least host our own Multiplayer games...Earth & Beyond all over again, this time however I wasn't paying you a MONTHLY fee to keep it alive...
    May 12, 2014
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    also, thanks for the edit button, as well as the fact that spacing doesnt display properly when posted... enjoy the multiple postings
    May 12, 2014
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    also for those wondering since it doesn't display them as installed, they are, I just had to use a THIRDPARTYBYPASSMEASURE to get the damn games to start and work without having Origin open 24x7
    May 12, 2014
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  11. Comment Flagged +2 0
    I am sure with EA dont save old games that are still played, even games with lowest players.There will be so much haters including me. And will never buy any new game from EA. More will curse/damn them. A compagny like EA should have easy to replace the Gamespy system, it is just not benefit for them. They are just analyzing wich games really need to be backup for their vital economy-profit / branding EA. Keep trying to mass-economy-profit till u can EA, everything in the universe have a end!
    May 12, 2014
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  12. +5 0
    This sealed it - I never bought BF4 because of the bugs, and seeing you give up when all the other developers have moved to steam works or other systems tells me the solid truth. Why would I invest 100+ dollars into a product you don't give longevity to from your dedicated fans? There wasn't a couple of interns you could throw at this? You had known this contact was coming to and and, and you pulled a classic EA - you even ran a sale on 2142 recently. Too much greed, EA!
    May 12, 2014
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  13. Comment Flagged +6 0
    BF2142 is my favourite game and I don't want to see it die. I really hope that you will find some community solutions and apply them, because I don't want to see it gone. Maybe some community members could host the servers. I have a server and I could offer my server for EA to use it, I would format the disks and offer it for them to place their BF2142 services on it.
    May 12, 2014
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  14. +3 0
    I just got crysis 2 is a popular game.
    May 12, 2014
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    it would be awesome if EA release a HD Battlefield Collection ,i always wanted to play Battlefield 2 on a console R.I.P OLD BF GAMES :'(
    May 12, 2014
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  16. +1 0
    EA, shutting down these games will not get me buy the new ones. Consoles have ruined online gaming. I'll just quit playing . . . keep your 99%
    May 12, 2014
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    I guess the BF series has come to an end, BF3 sucked everyone gave up and came back to 2142. I'm not hearing good feedback on 4(still too new too buggy). I am surprised at this move there are so many low ranking players just getting into the game. They are impressed with the teamwork gameplay. Pretty to look at graphics does not make a great game, stable graphics make a great game. Over complicated kits are boring simple balanced kits are better. I hate to see the BF series come to a end.
    May 13, 2014
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  18. 0 0
    varför inte bara rikta om spelen mot http://www.openspy.net/ så tror jag att alla spel funkar precis som hos gamespy
    May 13, 2014
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  19. 0 0
    Crysis 2... It has just been released for a few years, I even haven't enjoy every map in multiplayer part. (Bad server is part of the reason)
    May 13, 2014
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      Search server browser ans find TCI Classic TDM, you will get all the maps there, and if these guys get their act together we will re introduce all the dlc and other map packs so we can all play them again, But, i am not holding my breath!!
      May 14, 2014
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  20. +2 0
    Why shut down and stop support of the Foundation of the Battlefield Series? Battlefield 3 and 4 are NOT the same game play. The graphics are great, but at least with BF 2 you all were aiming at team play, which is what THE PEOPLE who earn you $$ want ... we aren't trying to "out-do" Call Of Duty here. BF 2 is the BEST one. This is what started it all. Please reconsider NOT shutting the support or servers down. There are still a lot of servers we are renting and have Clans and matches.
    May 13, 2014
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