GameSpy Technologies Annouces End of Services
GameSpy Technology is shutting down this May.
The news via a recent announcement on the company’s website confirming that its operations will be ending next month.
“Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy,” said its website. “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!”
GameSpy Technology, which originally launched in 1996 as a server search program for Quake, currently offers customers services such as multiplayer and cross platform cloud storage for systems including iOS, Android, Nintendo DS, Wii, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PC and Mac.
In addition to its multiplayer services, GameSpy Technology would also spawn the gaming media outlet GameSpy. The company and site would merge with IGN in 2004. Eight years later in 2012, GameSpy Technology would be purchased from IGN by Glu Mobile, after which it would court controversy with the unannounced shut down of servers for several older but popular titles. The service’s closure now could, in turn, leave some games with no or more limited multiplayer.