UPDATE: In a response to our request for comment, Capcom has told GameSided that they are currently looking a migration solutions in terms of the few titles that utilize GameSpy’s services. Fans of Capcom games should check http://www.capcom-unity.com/ for updates on the matter.
ORIGINAL: Glu has announced that all Gamespy services will be shutting down for good on May 31, 2014. The shutdown will impact every game that uses the service for matchmaking and game hosting.
This shutdown will reportedly affect over 800 game developers and publishers who use Gamespy for multiplayer service. Games like Red Dead Redemption, Street Figther III: Third Strike Online Edition and Gotham City Imposters will all see service affected by the shut down.
Whether this means that these games, along with many others, will see their multiplayer features cease for good remains to be seen, but Gamespy suggests that players should contact the developers and publishers directly to find out exactly what the shut down means for specific games.
Sega, EA, Konami and Ubisoft, among others, will all be impacted by the shut down as well. GameSided has reached out to publishers and developers for comment on the news.
More to come.
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