Even though PC gaming seems to be getting a real resurgence as of late, long-standing matchmaking service GameSpy is set to close in a few weeks time. That unfortunately means that a lot of the PC's most standout titles from the past couple of decades are going to cease multiplayer functionality in the near future. However, 2K Games has announced that in order to maintain some of its more popular titles, it'll be porting them over to Steamworks.
The list of games set to be saved is relatively short, but it represents the three most popular titles (and their expansions) affected by the shutdown in 2K's back catalog. They are:
- Civilization III
- Civilization III: Conquests
- Civilization III: Play the World
- Civilization IV
- Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
- Civilization IV: Colonization
- Civilization IV: Warlords
However great this is for Civ and Borderlands fans though, it does mean the list of games 2K won't be updating will be much longer, though admittedly a lot of the games you likely haven't even heard of.
- 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 (PC)
- Top Spin 2 (PC)
- Vietcong (PC)
- Vietcong 2 (PC)
Are any of these long time favourites of yours? If so, better get your multiplayer gaming done before the 31st May.