The lights are on
In the wake of the Gamespy technologies closure, many still popular older titles were placed in jeopardy of multiplayer shutdown. Some developers have chosen to end their support. Others are migrating their most popular titles.
Three titles and their DLC/expansions will be migrated to Steamworks for ongoing support. The titles will temporarily go offline after May 31 while the migration takes place.They are:
2K games has also announced the closure of services for the following multiplayer games:
Additionally, other Wii and DS titles will be affected by the Gamespy closure. Nintendo has announced that it will be terminating online services for those consoles due to Glu’s decision.
[Source: 2K Games (1), (2)]
Our Take2K is preserving the most popular of its titles. Many people are still playing the original Borderlands games and the Civilization titles that use Gamespy. Every publisher that worked with Gamespy was forced to make hard decisions that balance financial realities with customer service. This is a hard lesson about working with middleware providers for core game functions.
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