In an official blog posted on April 11; a spokesperson announced that Crysis and Crysis 2 will lose their online multiplayer after May 31. However this will only affect the PC versions as the console versions (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) will still have their multiplayer feature.
Many gamers were shocked by the news that Crysis and Crysis 2 will no longer have a multiplayer feature. Some were outraged that EA plans to save Battlefield 3 but not Crysis 2.
The post further stated, "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."
The announcement came a day after it was confirmed by a spokesperson for Origin that EA is working save the classic Battlefield-games by transitioning them from GameSpy servers to Origin servers. During the same week; Reddit users published a list of games that would be affected by the shutdown.
In response to the shutdown of GameSpy; many publishers are trying look into alternative servers or abandoning their games if its not financially viable.
It has confirmed that Rockstar Games and Activision will not be affected by the shutdown. Meanwhile Bohemia Interactive is in the process of transitioning its remaining titles from GameSpy to Steam servers. Nintendo however will be abandoning titles that rely on GameSpy servers while SEGA, Volition, and Namco Bandai have begun looking into their options.
GameSpy is an online multiplayer service that has hosted over +100 games. It is scheduled to be shutdown on May 31, 2014 and many games will no longer have an online multiplayer feature unless the publishers have switched to alternative servers.