Battlefield Games Will Remain Playable After GameSpy Shutdown, Says EA

Despite Glu Mobile’s decision to shut down GameSpy’s hosting services at the end of May, affected games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2142, and Battlefield 2 will remain playable, EA promises.

On Twitter, Origin made it clear that the team is “working on transitioning those games after the shut down so you’ll still be able to play them”.

Specifics weren’t outlined and it’s not clear if users should expect any down time during the transition. We’ll keep you posted with details.

Activision announced earlier that its titles would also not be affected.

On a related side note, the Battlefield 2142 Deluxe edition is now only one dollar on Amazon. It might definitely be worth checking out after the recent news.

  • MrMultiPlatform

    BFBC2 is a beast.

    • MeisseN

      As if it’s totally relevant :)

      • MrMultiPlatform

        There is still quite a few people who play BFBC2.

        • MeisseN

          Now that’s relevant. Who else?

          • MrMultiPlatform

            You might want to look up what relevant means.

            • MeisseN

              I totally get it. The game is a beast. Okay.

      • http://thatk1d.tumblr.com/ Gun Jack

        On PC there are still tons of full servers.

    • tonymatthews

      I remember when people were mad about small maps and minor things like no prone and bad reload animations. Now, it’s the best game? I love how time changes things.

      • SamRock

        After mess called BF4.. things have changed!! :D

  • James Mulhall

    I wonder if this will be an improvement, or if they’ll somehow break all the servers. Just image if BC2 got better servers? Would be amazing.

    • swipe_06

      As far as I know gamespy only affects matchmaking. It works similarity like domain name servers. Game servers send their addresses to gs, and game clients download them. This way everyone only has to know gs’s address.

  • Ramp Lion

    YEAH BC2 I just hope they let Vietnam be playable still

    • Swisher Sweets

      wish they would just update bc2 to include a server browser so we can just jump into full matches. the current system puts you into empty rooms on ps3.

      • Ramp Lion

        i hope when ps now comes out it will have servers for all the games

        • Swisher Sweets

          i have beta access to that playstation now. I wouldnt put too much stock into it. Kinda clunky at the moment. Some of the games streamed flawlessly, but i tried dead nation and it had such a massive delay between what i hit on the controller and what it did on the screen.

          • Ramp Lion

            well dead nation has a ps4 version, no sense in streaming it

  • Kyle Jackson

    Now release BFBC2 mod tools please, and we can forget about that BF4 nonsense.

    • MeisseN

      As if EA hasn’t already lost it’s fucking mind :)

      • Kyle Jackson

        I’m still waiting for the sale on Premium (:

  • iSpiRiiT

    BF2 should definently stay, Because it’s a classic and it’s mods,
    Project Reality is amazing

settings

close