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article imageEA working to save 'Battlefield' series from GameSpy shutdown

By Stan Rezaee     Apr 12, 2014 in Entertainment
In response to the anticipated shutdown of GameSpy, EA is working to transition the 'Battlefield' series on to Origin servers.
Responding to a question on Twitter, a spokesperson for Origin confirmed that EA is working save the classic Battlefield-games by transitioning them from GameSpy servers to Origin servers.
The announcement comes several days after Reddit published a list of games that would be affected by the GameSpy shutdown. However given that over 100 games rely on GameSpy servers to host their online online games, the list may be incomplete.
IGN.com has confirmed that Rockstar Games and Activision will not be affected by the shutdown. Meanwhile Bohemia Interactive is in the process of transitioning its remaining titles from GameSpy to Steam servers.
Nintendo however will be abandoning titles that rely on GameSpy servers while SEGA, Volition, and Namco Bandai have begun looking into their options. They could try looking for alternative servers or abandon them if its not financially viable.
GameSpy is scheduled to be shut down on May 31, 2014 and unless the publishers have switched servers the games will no longer have an online multiplayer feature. This will not affect a games single player campaign.
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