After its 15-year run enabling multiplayer gaming online, GameSpy announced in April that it would be shutting down its servers for good. We've followed the story through now, noting that 2K Games would continue supporting Civilization and Borderlands with patches; Rockstar, Volition, and Bohemia followed with their own announcement of discontinued and supported games. EA has now voiced its thoughts on the matter, and things are a bit less promising.
EA Games stated that fewer than 1% of its total peak online players actively play legacy titles, and as such, they will invest no effort in revamping the online back-end. The Battlefield series, C&C series, and Crysis games will be deprecated without official support.
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