GRID Off the Grid

Codemasters announces the shutdown the multiplayer servers for the Windows and PlayStation 3 editions of GRID, just three years after the release of the latest installment in the Race Drivers series of racing games (thanks MCV), though Xbox LIVE play is unaffected. This has lead to outcry on the game's forums as well as calls for boycotts of other Codies games from unhappy fans. Here's word:
After three years of service, 2008’s Race Driver: GRID's online play service has been discontinued for the PS3 and PC editions of the game. This follows the decision by a third party provider to decline the offer of an extended contract to continue online play on these platforms. Race Driver: GRID for Xbox 360 is not affected. We thank fans for their support and apologise to those affected by the end of this service.
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Creston wrote on Jun 20, 2011, 13:06:
We thank fans for their support and apologise to those affected by the end of this service.

That should read: We thank fans for their support and suggest those affected by this to go out and buy the new version.

Creston

Pretty much. It amuses me that they think forcing folks to buy the new version won't anger more people than those who would not have upgraded to the new game. I find it hard to sympathize with developers who cry about increasing costs with their own official servers when the alternative is so much better. Then again, they would lose out on DLC money.
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