With GameSpy's online services set to shut down on May 31, 2K Games has stepped forward and announced which of its online-enabled multiplayer games will survive the closure. Borderlands, Civilization III, and Civilization IV, and their respective expansions will all begin making the transition from GameSpy servers to Steamworks in the coming days, while several other games will see their multiplayer servers go down with the GameSpy ship.
The 2K Games blog (via Game Informer) stated that Borderlands, Civilization III, and Civliation IV would momentarily go offline on May 31 as their servers made the formal transition to their new home. Offline play will not be affected during this period.
Not every 2K Games title affected by the GameSpy shutdown will survive, unfortunately. The 2K Games support page states that the following games will no longer support multiplayer after May 31:
- Close Combat First to Fight (PC/Mac)
- Jetfighter (PC)
- Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector (PC)
- Leadfoot (PC)
- Rune (PC)
- Stronghold 2 (PC)
- Stronghold Legends (PC)
- Top Spin (PS2/PC)
- Top Spin 2 (PC/DS)
- Vietcong (PC)
- Vietcong Demo (PC)
- Vietcong Fist Alpha (PC)
- Vietcong 2 (PC)
- Vietcong 2 Demo (PC)
- MLB Fantasy All-Stars (DS)
- Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (DS)
- Major League Baseball 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars (DS)
- NHL 2K10 (Wii)
- NBA 2K10 (Wii)
The support page adds that additional games may lose multiplayer support, due to Nintendo's impending multiplayer service shutdown.