If you still dabble in the occasional spot of Crysis and Crysis 2 multiplayer, you only have until May 31st to get all of your kicks. Both games will lose online functionality when GameSpy officially shuts down at the end of next month.
Some developers and publishers are seeking alternatives; some by migrating to Steam, others by creating their own online support. This will not be the case with Crysis and Crysis 2.
“As of May 31 this year, the multiplayer modes in Crysis and Crysis 2 for PC will no longer be playable,” a forum post stated. “The conclusion of online multiplayer support comes as a result of GameSpy Technology shutting down all their hosting services. GameSpy have been providing multiplayer functionality for Crysis and Crysis 2 since they launched. The single-player campaigns in both games are unaffected by this transition.”
Crysis 2 only launched three years ago – it’s far from an old game. EA’s Battlefield series prior to Battlefield 3 are also being affected, but the publisher is looking to migrate those titles, all of which are considerably older than Crysis 2.
Many, many titles have been affected by the shut down, and you can take a look at the unfortunately long list here.