Crysis & Crysis 2 to be affected by GameSpy shutdown

GameSpy's online services will be shut down on May 31. Some publishers are actively finding a way to make their multiplayer games work. For example, older Battlefield games will continue operating, as will Arma. Developers like Capcom and Epic Games are planning workarounds. But, one franchise's legacy games will close its online doors come May 31: Crysis.

Multiplayer in both Crysis and Crysis 2 will shut down with GameSpy's client.

"The conclusion of online multiplayer support comes as a result of GameSpy Technology shutting down all their hosting services," Crytek said on its official forum (via PC Gamer). "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."

Reddit has been keeping track of which games may be affected by the GameSpy shutdown. With a month and a half until the deadline, it's likely more publishers will say whether or not they have contingency plans in the coming weeks.