The GameSpy Technology
announces that as of the end of next month, GameSpy owner
will discontinue backend services for games using GameSpy technology (thanks Joao). Word is: Effective May 31,
2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using
GameSpy. If you have any questions about how this impacts your favorite title
please contact the game's publisher for more information. Thanks for a great
ride!" This will impact lots of games, and in one case, there's already a
post on the Bohemia Interactive forums
saying they are working on an
alternatives for Arma 3
and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead
, while users of their
older games will just have to get by without the services GameSpy was previously
notice: effective May 31, 2014, Gamespy will cease providing all hosted services
for all games.
This is going to affect multiplayer in our games that use Gamespy for
matchmaking, cd keys authentification and NAT traversal from Arma: Resistance to
Arma 3. We are planning to introduce an alternative solution using Steam to Arma
2: Operation Arrowhead and Arma 3 users.
Other games (Take On Helicopters, Arma 2, Arma 2: Free, Arma, Arma: Cold War
Assault) will have more limited multiplayer experience with loss of server
browser, cd key authentification and NAT traversal systems. That said, direct IP
connection to servers should work even after Gamespy services are no longer
We apologize for any inconvenience.