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Ed Boon: Mortal Kombat will remain online after GameSpy closure

Mortal Kombat will continue to run online even after GameSpy, the provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games, shuts down at the end of the month, according to NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon.

Boon wrote in a tweet that "MK9 will continue to run online," although he did not specify who would be hosting the game's servers. We have reached out to publisher Warner Bros. for more information.

GameSpy Technology provides multiplayer functionality to dozens of games on consoles, computers and mobile devices. Last month the company announced it was going to shut down and, effective May 31, 2014, it will cease providing all hosting services for all games still using the service. The company stopped licensing out its services to publishers as of Jan. 1, 2013.

Publisher 2K games announced last month that Borderlands and some Civilization games will be taken offline temporarily come May 31 to be transitioned from GameSpy to Steamworks.