The lights are on
If you want to play a game's multiplayer these days you pretty much have to play it while the game is hot, because a few years down the road you might not be able to get online with the title.
Case in point: The servers that Crytek use for Crysis and Crysis 2 multiplayer will be shutting down on May 31.
A few weeks ago, Glu announced that it will shut down all Gamespy server services, affecting a long list of games that rely on the service for matchmaking and hosting. In a post on the company's forums, Crytek confirmed that this shutdown affects Crysis and Crysis 2's PC multiplayer, and since the company won't be shifting hosting duties over to a new server, that means players only have until May 31 to play Crysis and Crysis 2's multiplayer for PC.
Of course, the single-player campaigns for both games will be unaffected, and the multiplayer modes for the console versions of Crysis 2 will remain playable.
[Source: Crytek via CVG]
Our TakeIt's unfortunate, but all things come to an end. Crysis 2 was a great game, and it only just came out in 2011, so I would have thought that we'd have a little more time with the multiplayer. Savvy fans will probably figure out a way to host the game some other way, or shift there focus over to a new game, such as Crysis 3. In the meantime, if you want to play Crysis And Crysis 2 multiplayer on PC, you should get your game time in before the end of May.
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