Crysis and Crysis 2 on Windows PC will both lose their online multiplayer when the GameSpy server shuts down next month, developer Crytek confirmed in a post on the official Crysis forums.
“As of May 31 this year, the multiplayer modes in Crysis and Crysis 2 for PC will no longer be playable,” reads the post. “The conclusion of online multiplayer support comes as a result of the 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, and the multiplayer mode in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Crysis 2 remain playable.”
GameSpy Technology announced they would be shutting down their hosting services earlier this month, on April 3. Crytek joins the likes of 2K Games, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Sega, and Ubisoft who use GameSpy Technology to support some of their games’ multiplayer and who will be affected by the May 31 shutdown. Some companies, like EA, are exploring migration options for affected titles.