The Battlefield games have a strong history on PC, with massive victories that pre-date the Battlefield 4 launch fiasco by over a decade. Such fondly remembered games are not just memories though; the likes of Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 still have dedicated players, still waging war on the less detailed but no less destructive fields of yesteryear.
The announcement that GameSpy will shut its doors at the end of May has potentially upset some of these online soliders, as the older Battlefield games require the service to run. But never fear, EA is here! And they plan to relocate all their Battlefield services safe and sound in Origin.
When quizzed about what would become of Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, and Battlefield Bad Company 2, the Origin Twitter account offered up: "We're working on transitioning those games after the shut down so you'll still be able to play them.". IGN squeezed EA’s social media for a little more information, to which EA replied: "We're working on finding a transition, but still have technical hurdles to overcome. We will make an announcement when there is news to share."
Provided said technical hurdles are smashed through, your legacy Battlefield titles should be ready for you in the shiny orange-and-white Origin client that you all love so much. Seriously though, if you’re a fan of the series Origin is probably a much preferable solution than none at all.