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EA working to keep three older Battlefield titles up after GameSpy server shutdown

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Electronic Arts is looking into ways to keep three of its older Battlefield titles up and running online in the wake of GameSpy shutting down its servers, according to IGN.

Last week GameSpy Technology announced it would shutting down many of its servers providing online multiplayer functionality for dozens of console, PC and mobile games on May 31. In response to a tweet asking if Battlefield 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 2142 would also see an end to online multiplayer support, the Origin Twitter account noted that EA is working on a solution to prevent this. The company is "working on transition" for the three titles so users will still be able to play them.

A representative for EA later clarified that there are "technical hurdles" in the way of preserving these titles, but the company is still looking into the transition.

"We're working on finding a transition, but still have technical hurdles to overcome," the representative said. "We will make an announcement when there is news to share."

A handful of companies have already publicly stated their titles will not be affected by the GameSpy server shutdown. These include Activision and Epic, the latter of which has been "phasing out" use of GameSpy's service and doesn't anticipate any impact from the shutdown. However, games including Bohemia Interactive's Arma, Arma 2 and Arma 3 will be affected, and other companies including Capcom are looking into migration solutions for online matchmaking in their titles.