Star Wars Battlefront 2, Empire at War going offline due to GameSpy shutdown

Two more titles — Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Star Wars: Empire at War: Gold Pack — will go offline on May 31 due to GameSpy's shutdown, according to both games' Steam page.

"As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title," the Steam page reads. "We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features."

Both games were featured in the Star Wars Day sale last week.

Shooter Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was released for Windows PC in 2005. Its online features introduced battles with support for up to 64 players as well as five game modes, including Capture the Flag. Real-time strategy game Star Wars: Empire at War supported online battles as well. The original game was released in 2006, while the Gold Pack launched in 2010.

GameSpy provides multiplayer function, including matchmaking, leaderboards and cloud storage, for dozens of computer, console and mobile games; the service has existed in its earliest form since 1997.

Battlefront 2 and Empire at War are two more games in a long list being taken offline, including MLB Fantasy All-Stars, Rune, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Top Spin and Vietcong. Other games, such as Borderlands and other Civilization titles, were taken temporarily offline to move support.

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