Crysis and Crysis 2 PC multiplayer going offline at the end of the month

Crytek confirms you won't be able to play both games online after May 31 as a result of GameSpy's shutdown.

If you want to play the PC versions of Crysis and Crysis 2 online, you'll need to get moving. Developer Crytek announced in the game's forums that as a result of the closure of GameSpy's online matching client, the multiplayer modes for both games will no longer be playable after May 31. The console versions are unaffected, and neither is Crysis 3.

"As of May 31 this year, the multiplayer modes in Crysis and Crysis 2 for PC will no longer be playable," Crytek said. "The single-player campaigns in both games are unaffected by this transition."

"We'd like to thank everyone who has taken up arms in Crysis and Crysis 2's multiplayer modes in the last few years, and apologize to the small but dedicated community of PC players who are still actively competing against one another," Crytek added.

Beyond categorizing the PC community as "small," Crytek did not reveal a specific figure for just how many people continue to play Crysis and Crysis 2 to this day. GameSpy's forthcoming shutdown is affecting many games, though one publisher--Electronic Arts--has pledged to find other means to keep old Battlefield games alive after May 31.

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89 comments
embakot
embakot

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loopy_101
loopy_101

Crytek have probably responded the way they did because they'd rather having people playing on their new "F2P" (Translation: P2W) shooter in Warface. It is a shame but I expected no less from such a disgusting company, Crytek turned their back on the Crysis fanbase a long time ago.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Also halo CE on the PC will suffer from this :((((

quakke
quakke

Haha, eventhough the games are horrible, FAIL. You just failed because Quake is 1996 and people still playing it ONLINE. Come on crash, come on here already..

fillup0
fillup0

Every other dev "We'll find other means so you can still play"


Crytek: "CBA M8 LOL"


Come on now, Crysis 1 had incredible multiplayer!

MasterTheHero
MasterTheHero

No one was playing multiplayer anyway. Though I loved to play MP on original Crysis, there was only a selection of like 5 server. 4 out of 5 of those servers had blatant cheaters in it.


MP was dead in Crysis a long time ago.

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

Why can't EA do something here?  They already saved the old BF games.  How about saving these?  Also with these two games is there LAN or some other way to set up MP?

thehikki
thehikki

I don't care about multi-player. I am a loner afk and online (which is a myth that loners have friends online). I don't get the hype about multiplayer. 

Only Story Mode, only hardcore!

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

I think the 3 people who still play Crysis multiplayer and Crysis 2 multiplayer will be pissed.

gamerpetitions
gamerpetitions

Hey guys! If you think this is wrong and want EA / Crytek to reconsider this move. Why sign this petition to show them that these kind of things are unacceptable!


http://gamerpetitions.com/petition/save-crysis-multiplayer-support


As @NikIvRu says, Crysis2 only came out a few years ago and already they're going to drop one of it's main features! 


@EA are happy to migrate multiplayer support the Battlefied series, so why can't the same be done for Crysis?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

This is what happens when they don't let you run your own servers.


Never accept an online shooter that doesn't let people run their own servers.

NikIvRu
NikIvRu

Wow.... Crysis 2 came out in 2011 and already you can't get the full experience....

pelvist
pelvist

I remember when MPlayer shut down, and people still play Quake III Arena today. Gamespy shutting down wont mean much either as PC games can be hosted on a new master server. If people are still interested in playing multi-player in a game for PC then there will be multi-player for it. Thats one of the many benefits of PC gaming. + there are already VPN servers that work with the LAN option.

Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

i'm pretty sure you could still play it on gameranger or another program like it

DrKill09
DrKill09

I haven't played Crysis online since the multiplayer beta back in 07.

19James89
19James89

All things must come to an end.

Chaos_1990
Chaos_1990

As long as they patch the Battlefield games, who cares about Crysis anymore...I love the 1st one, the singleplayer, but can't say the same about Crysis 2 and 3.

geniobastardo
geniobastardo

I wish I'd never played Crysis if I were to see this day. 

faizanhd
faizanhd

The original Crysis had LAN support. So I'm guessing it will no time until modders figure something out.

playstationzone
playstationzone

well if you have ps3 and xbox360 still play this game online .

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Does anybody know if Gamespy runs the servers for the console versions?

RT-XD
RT-XD

Ahh the good days of Crysis...real shame about the series...

hardeddie
hardeddie

Game rental shop closing. Move on to the next rental.

sieg6529
sieg6529

I am actually glad, since I haven't played either yet (sitting unplayed in my Steam library) and getting rid of multiplayer makes for 2 less games for me to get sucked into beyond the 1P campaign.  After all the hundreds of hours unintentionally lost to ME3 multiplayer, this is good for me.

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

Crysis is awesome, but I couldn't get into the sequels.

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

I wish they incorporate Lan play in their games like they did with D1 all you had to do was find their addresses. However, it does not bother me because I do not play multiplayer games much.

jack00
jack00

When EA will stop services for Titanfall in 2 years, will they give everyones their money back ?

tomservo51
tomservo51

I hope everyone enjoyed their game rental.

IceDDZ
IceDDZ

At least we all can still play Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3 and even Quake Live. Foolish of companies to not release dedicated server codes so people can make sure the community lives on through the years. Who cares if people can cheat in a game like Quake 2, that is what admins are for.

hystavito
hystavito

@pelvist  Also a lot of the older games do allow you to just type in a server address directly.  This will keep the most dedicated fans playing, but losing the server browser means most of the players will not put forth the effort, not have any clue how to find servers or what happened, etc.


I don't recall if Crysis or Crysis 2 had direct IP for internet play.  As you say there are LAN options, but that's even more effort and so even more players won't bother.

nedzo1
nedzo1

@Chaos_1990 And when they stop patching BF games there are alternatives to that such as Project Rome for BFBC2 and ZLOFENIKS for BF3.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@YearoftheSnake5  Same, probably because crysis 2 had absolutely nothing to do with crysis 1 and didn't pick up where it left off at all. I didn't even play crysis 3 at all, I just straight up skipped it lol.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@jack00  

EA doesn't host Titanfall servers, Microsoft does. That being said, it is a safe bet the servers will stay up for the full life of the console as you cannot name a Microsoft hosted game that has lost online ability on the 360 (besides 1 vs 100). 

matea88
matea88

@jack00  If you think that will happen, then you are dreaming a lot.

hystavito
hystavito

@IceDDZ  I'm all for personal dedicated servers, but I don't really think it's foolish because they don't care :), it's just business, done for various reasons that all come down to money.

hystavito
hystavito

@nedzo1 @Chaos_1990  Thanks for mentioning those, I hadn't heard of them.  I don't actually play either game anymore, but still cool that people are reverse engineering the servers.

kyelo
kyelo

@matea88 @jack00  doubt it Titanfall Beta will  turn into a multiplatform game next time and will most likely have a decent story. Beta will be defunct in no time.

IceDDZ
IceDDZ

@hystavito  The difference is, a dedicated server doesn't need to cost them additional money and time. What are Quake 2 servers built on, the dedicated server software, which anybody can use... It was built into the game at launch because SOMEBODY has to run servers for the game. It's not like these companies don't have the dedicated server software already, they just don't release it to the public. Primarily because it does induce cheating, since anybody can look at how the server handles the clients. It's a win/lose kinda situation to be honest.