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2K plan Steamworks support for Borderlands, Civs III and IV post-Gamespy shutdown

Borderlands: powered by Gamespy no longer.

Nobody will weep for Gamespy, when it’s gone. But it’s been one of the necessary monsters holding up the foundations of PC gaming – and when it finally slips sideways into the abyss come May 31, a host of old online games are at risk of toppling in with it.

2K are the latest to invest in some new pillars to support “several legacy titles”.

Those legacy games are the original Borderlands, Civ III and Civ IV – along with all of their expansions, including the might-as-well-be-standalone Colonization.

  • Borderlands
  • Civilization III
  • Civilization III: Conquests
  • Civilization III: Play the World
  • Civilization IV
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
  • Civilization IV: Colonization
  • Civilization IV: Warlords

Steamworks will carry all of their online modes for the foreseeable future from May 31. But they’ll get to play at being forever offline, just for that day. During the transition to the new service, there’ll be no online play, matchmaking or VOIP.

2K aren’t a charity, though – nossir. A number of their not-so-well-remembered games will take the plunge along with Gamespy.

  • Close Combat First to Fight (PC / Mac)
  • Jetfighter (PC)
  • Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector (PC)
  • Leadfoot (PC)
  • Rune (PC)
  • Stronghold 2 (PC)
  • Stronghold Legends (PC)
  • Top Spin (PC)
  • Top Spin 2 (PC)
  • Vietcong (PC)
  • Vietcong 2 (PC)

Vietcong! There was a sequel to Vietcong! Get on that, I guess, before it’s too late.

You can track the migration process for Borderlands and Civ on the 2K site. Do you play either online, still, or have you long since moved on to more recent iterations?

Thanks, Shacknews.