50 Games From EA Losing Support In June As GameSpy Shutdown Approaches, Including 'Battlefield 2' And More [FULL LIST]

By @lukeydukey l.villapaz@ibtimes.com on
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"Battlefield 2" and a number of EA titles will lose online support at the end of June Courtesy/Electronic Arts

Several games published by Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) are expected to lose online multiplayer support this June.

As a result of the impending shutdown of GameSpy multiplayer servers, Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has updated their website with an extensive list of games slated to lose online service support.

Among the 50 titles scheduled to lose offline support are several EA Games, including “Battlefield 1942,” “Battlefield 2,” “Battlefield 2142,” “Crysis 2,” “Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3”and more.

According to EA’s online service updates page, there may be other factors for the shutdown of online support for its many titles:

“But as games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles to a level -- typically fewer than 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles -- where it’s no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these games up and running. We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games."

While it appears that EA is expecting to shut down online support for a number of games, the publisher has expressed some hope that it can find solutions to keep its more popular legacy titles alive, such as “Battlefield 2.”

 “We know some of these games are still fan favorites, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Command & Conquer games. We are still investigating community-supported options to preserve online functionality for these titles, such as multiplayer,” EA said in a blog post on May 9. “Significant technical hurdles remain, and at this time we don’t have anything to announce.”

However, until EA announces that it has found a fix to bring back online support, take a look at the list of 50 games that are expected to lose online service on June 30 below.

Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac (including The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WW2 expansions)
Battlefield 2 for PC (including Special Forces expansion)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for PlayStation 2
Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac (including Northern Strike expansion)
Battlefield Vietnam for PC
Bejeweled (r) 2 for the Wii
Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and Mac (including Kane's Wrath expansion)
Command & Conquer: Generals for PC and Mac (including Zero Hour expansion)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for PC and Mac
Crysis 2 for PC
Crysis for PC
Crysis Wars for PC
Dracula - Undead Awakening for the Wii
Dragon Sakura for Nintendo DS
EA Sports 06 for PC
F1 2002 for PC
FIFA Soccer 08 (KOR) for the Wii
FIFA Soccer 08 for Nintendo DS
FIFA Soccer 09 for Nintendo DS
FIFA Soccer 10 for Nintendo DS
FIFA Street 3 for Nintendo DS
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for PlayStation 2
Global Operations for PC
James Bond: Nightfire for PC
Madden NFL 08 for Nintendo DS
Madden NFL 09 for Nintendo DS
Master of Orion III for PC
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for PC and Mac (including Breakthrough and Spearhead expansions)
MySims Party for Wii
MySims Racing for Nintendo DS
MySims SkyHeroes for the Wii and DS
NASCAR Sim Racing for PC
NASCAR Thunder 2003 for PC
NASCAR Thunder 2004 for PC
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 for PC
Need for Speed: ProStreet for Nintendo DS
Need for Speed: Undercover for Nintendo DS
Neverwinter Nights 2 for PC and Mac
Neverwinter Nights for PC, Mac and Linux (including Hordes of the Underdark and Shadows of Undrentide expansions)
SimCity Creator for Wii
Skate It for Nintendo DS
Sneezies for the Wii
Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS
Spore Hero Arena for Nintendo DS
Star Wars: Battlefront for PC and PlayStation 2
Star Wars: Battlefront II for PC and PlayStation 2
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for Nintendo DS

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