Star Wars: Battlefront 2 multiplayer to survive GameSpy shutdown

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 02:29 GMT

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is one of the casualties of the Gamespy shutdown, but GameRanger has stepped up to save the day.

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According to an update to the classic Pandemic shooter’s Steam page, LucasArts owner Disney has elected not to continue multiplayer support post-Gamespy shutdown.

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

However, GameRanger already supports the title, and will continue to do so; by downloading the antipodean service’s free client, you can continue playing regardless.

On Reddit, GameRanger boss Scott Kevill said he’s already tested the game with a simulated Gamespy shutdown and had no issues.

GameRanger is also going to host Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo: Combat Evolved Demo and Halo: Custom Edition; Microsoft has ceased support for these titles.

Thanks, PCGamer.

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