Battlefield 2 and other EA games will probably not survive the Gamespy closure

Battlefield 2142

By on May 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm

So. Halfway through April we learned that EA would attempt to support games affected by the closure of Gamespy like Battlefield 2, Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 2142 – a single thread of hope for dedicated gamers still playing those excellent games. Unfortunately, according to a new update posted by EA to their news feed, that thread is probably not connected to anything, and if you are clinging to it you are currently plummeting to despair.

As the update explains, EA teams have been working to find possible solutions to keep games running, but have not yet found a solution. And so for now EA games utilising the Gamespy platform will be closed down at the end of June.

They haven’t given up however, as the update goes on to say:

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.

To see all of the games affected by the shutdown of the Gamespy service you can check out EA’s service updates page right here.

8 comments (Leave your own)

BF2 is one of my most favorite games, so many good memories. To me its still the greatest in the battlefield series and puts the new iterations like BF4 to shame. Sad to see it go.

 

I wonder what this means for Project Reality.

:/

 

But isnt BF2FP (free to play) kinda the same as bf2 but with all modern additions that make the game better? sure its not EXACTLY BF2, but its better than nothing, right? What they should do is make a F2P version of bf2142. id play the shit outta that

 

Insane.
Plenty of active BF2 players!

RIP.

 

@ Tajin.

Ancientman posted this on the Project Reality forums.

We’ve already developed our own master server, and it’s running quite nicely, replacing the services that GameSpy hosted. FH2 contacted us and they will be using our servers as well, so they’re fine too. After a bit of testing has occurred, this will be going out with v1.2, which will obviously be released before this shutdown occurs.

For you regular player folk, the only thing you’ll notice about the whole situation is when updating to 1.2, you’ll get a message box saying some stuff, your profiles will be deleted, and you’ll be prompted to make a new profile. From there, it’s business as usual.

 

“Unfortunately, due to technical challenges and concerns about the player experience, we do not have a solution at this time.”

I find it pretty bloody hard to believe that even EA can’t overcome the “technical challenges” of running a server for a 9 year old game.

 

schrapple:
“Unfortunately, due to technical challenges and concerns about the player experience, we do not have a solution at this time.”

I find it pretty bloody hard to believe that even EA can’t overcome the “technical challenges” of running a server for a 9 year old game.

It’s “technically challenging” because they won’t make money off of it. Much easier to try and push the fans of those games onto new BF games (and increase profit!).
Much easier to blame technical challenges rather than actual reasons, which is not something that is limited to EA in the games world.

 

meji: It’s “technically challenging” because they won’t make money off of it. Much easier to try and push the fans of those games onto new BF games (and increase profit!).
Much easier to blame technical challenges rather than actual reasons, which is not something that is limited to EA in the games world.

True, it’s not limited to EA but they have managed to be the most insulting about it so far. I honestly don’t know why they even try it? (that’s rhetorical, they try it because we buy it)

 
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