Publisher Glu has announced that it will shut down all GameSpy online services on May 31, 2014. The closure of these services stands to affect a large number of games that use GameSpy for their hosting and matchmaking.
"Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy," reads the official statement. (via Gamasutra) "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!"
It should be noted that Nintendo utilizes GameSpy for all of its online Wii and Nintendo DS titles, which could be a major factor in why those online services are being dropped later this year. Another major publisher that uses Gamespy for some of its games is Capcom, who notified Game Informer that they would begin seeking migration solutions for the games affected. (Update: Iron Galaxy has stated on Twitter that Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online no longer utilizes GameSpy and will not be affected.) Other GameSpy clients listed include Rockstar, 2K, Namco Bandai, Sega, Konami, Ubisoft, EA, Crytek, and many more.
Glu had previously purchased GameSpy's tech from IGN in August 2012 for $2.7 million.