Crysis and Crysis 2 for PC losing multiplayer support after GameSpy shutdown
Last week it was revealed the long-running GameSpy multiplayer servers, which help to support online multiplayer for hundreds of PC games, are being shut down on May 31 and many games will be losing their online capabilities as a result. While some developers have already come out and said they’ll be migrating their games over to other online servers, developer Crytek has decided it will not be doing so for its earlier shooter games Crysis and Crysis 2.
When GameSpy servers officially shut down next month, the PC versions of Crysis and Crysis 2 will no longer support online multiplayer according to a new post Crytek made on its official forums. According to the post, the single-player modes of both games will not be affected and the online multiplayer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Crysis 2 will remain unaffected as well.
There has been a bit of discussion surrounding the ceasing of operations at Gamespy, and we wanted to take the opportunity to clear the air a bit as it were, by providing some informaiton on the whole topic;
As of May 31 this year, the multiplayer modes in Crysis and Crysis 2 for PC will no longer be playable. The conclusion of online multiplayer support comes as a result of GameSpy Technology shutting down all their hosting services. GameSpy have been providing multiplayer functionality for Crysis and Crysis 2 since they launched. The single-player campaigns in both games are unaffected by this transition, and the multiplayer mode in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 versions of Crysis 2 remain playable.
We'd like to thank everyone who has taken up arms in Crysis and Crysis 2's multiplayer modes in the last few years, and apologize to the small but dedicated community of PC players who are still actively competing against one another.
While both games came out quite a while ago, much like many other classic online shooters they still retain a small yet loyal playerbase. The news that they’ll be losing their online support is no-doubt disheartening for fans, but at least Crytek gave advanced warning, allowing those who still play Crysis and Crysis 2 on PC the chance to fit in a few more games before the servers are shut down for good.