GameSpy server shutdown

The GameSpy server shutdown took place on May 31, 2014, and was a mass shutdown of servers that hosted online and multiplayer services for numerous games. As a result, many affected games now have unobtainable trophies, as they required access to online components of the games that no longer exist.

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HistoryEdit

GameSpy Industries (the entity responsible for GameSpy multiplayer services) was bought from IGN Entertainment by Glu Mobile in August 2012,[1] and proceeded in December to raise integration costs and shut down servers for many older games (mostly PC games without trophy support), with no warning to developers or players.[2] GameSpy Technologies remained operational as a separate entity since. In February 2013, following the acquisition of IGN Entertainment by Ziff Davis, IGN's "secondary" sites were shut down, ending GameSpy's editorial operations.

In April 2014, Glu announced that it would shut down the GameSpy servers on May 31, 2014, so its developers could focus on work for Glu's own services. Games that still used GameSpy for their online servers are no longer able to offer online functionality or multiplayer services through GameSpy. While some publishers announced plans to migrate GameSpy-equipped games to other platforms (such as Steamworks or in-house servers), some publishers did not, particularly due to the age of the affected games.[3][4][5]

Games affected by the shutdownEdit

Here is a list of games that can no longer be played online as a result of the GameSpy server shutdown. Note that most of these games now have unobtainable trophies, but some of these games can still be completed solo, but doing so is much more difficult than it was when servers were still online (e.g., Dungeon Defenders). Also, this list does not include games that were originally affected by the GameSpy shutdown, but later patched to make use of different online services.

Game  Platforms   Trophies   Difficulty   Comp. time   Plays 
Age of Booty   PS3 Ps3.png    
 7 Bronze trophy.png  1 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png 
 impossible  10 – 20 hours  1 
Blacklight: Tango Down   PS3 Ps3.png    
 7 Bronze trophy.png  4 Silver trophy.png  1 Gold trophy.png 
 impossible  60 – 80 hours  1 
Blitz: The League II   PS3 Ps3.png    
 36 Bronze trophy.png  11 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  20 – 50 hours  2 
Bulletstorm   PS3 Ps3.png    
 42 Bronze trophy.png  5 Silver trophy.png  3 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  35 – 50 hours  1 – 65 
Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII   PS3 Ps3.png    
 18 Bronze trophy.png  14 Silver trophy.png  4 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  10 – 15 hours  1 
Dungeon Defenders   PS3 Ps3.png    
 46 Bronze trophy.png  9 Silver trophy.png  1 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 extreme  50 – 75 hours  1 
Fairytale Fights   PS3 Ps3.png    
 39 Bronze trophy.png  8 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 hard  25 – 30 hours  6 
FEAR 2: Project Origin   PS3 Ps3.png    
 42 Bronze trophy.png  5 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  200 hours  1 – 2 
Fuel   PS3 Ps3.png    
 34 Bronze trophy.png  9 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  40 – 80 hours  1 
Gotham City Impostors   PS3 Ps3.png    
 4 Bronze trophy.png  8 Silver trophy.png  0 Gold trophy.png 
 impossible  20 – 30 hours  1 
Guardians of Middle-earth   PS3 Ps3.png    
 13 Bronze trophy.png  1 Silver trophy.png  1 Gold trophy.png 
 impossible  8 hours  ? 
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition   PS3 Ps3.png    
 8 Bronze trophy.png  5 Silver trophy.png  1 Gold trophy.png 
 impossible  5 – 8 hours  3 
Hunted: The Demon's Forge   PS3 Ps3.png    
 40 Bronze trophy.png  8 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 medium  25 – 30 hours  1 
Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters   PS3 Ps3.png    
 18 Bronze trophy.png  14 Silver trophy.png  4 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  10 – 15 hours  1 
Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PS3)   PS3 Ps3.png    
 17 Bronze trophy.png  2 Silver trophy.png  0 Gold trophy.png 
 impossible  16 – 20 hours  1 
Midnight Club: Los Angeles   PS3 Ps3.png    
 25 Bronze trophy.png  19 Silver trophy.png  1 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  60 – 80 hours  1 
Mortal Kombat (Vita)   Vita Vita.png 
 38 Bronze trophy.png  10 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  500 hours  1 – 17 
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe   PS3 Ps3.png    
 34 Bronze trophy.png  3 Silver trophy.png  5 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  10 – 30 hours  ? 
MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship (PS3)   PS3 Ps3.png    
 38 Bronze trophy.png  10 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  20 – 35 hours  1 – 2 
MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship (Vita)   Vita Vita.png 
 32 Bronze trophy.png  13 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  ?  ? 
SBK Generations   PS3 Ps3.png    
 42 Bronze trophy.png  5 Silver trophy.png  3 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  20 hours  1 
Section 8   PS3 Ps3.png    
 38 Bronze trophy.png  10 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  12 – 30 hours  1 
Section 8: Prejudice   PS3 Ps3.png    
 38 Bronze trophy.png  10 Silver trophy.png  2 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  25 – 50 hours  1 
Unreal Tournament 3   PS3 Ps3.png    
 36 Bronze trophy.png  8 Silver trophy.png  3 Gold trophy.png  1 Platinum trophy.png 
 impossible  40 – 60 hours  1 

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