EA and NetherRealm Issue GameSpy Updates

By Rebecca Smith,
GameSpy Technology, a company that provides multiplayer services like matchmaking and stat tracking, will be closing down their hosting services on May 31st, 2014. An unknown number of titles were to be affected by this closure and we promised to update you as we heard more details from developers and publishers about the future of their titles. Following on from the statements issued by 2K Games and Rockstar, EA and NetherRealm have now issued statements of their own regarding their titles that may have been affected by the move.

We'll start with NetherRealm. Injustice: Gods Among Us did not use GameSpy services so was unaffected by the news anyway. Now, Ed Boon has confirmed via Twitter that all versions of Mortal Kombat will also be unaffected and will "continue to run online" after May 31st.

EA has also issued a statement and a list of server closures for their titles. Unfortunately there is a single title that will be affected by the closure. On June 30th, 2014, the servers for Bulletstorm will be taken offline. This will leave five trophies from the main game and six DLC trophies discontinued and unobtainable to new players. These are:

BulletstormLike A BossThe Like A Boss trophy in Bulletstorm worth 30 pointsDefeat a miniboss in Anarchy mode

BulletstormAnarchy MasterThe Anarchy Master trophy in Bulletstorm worth 70 pointsAchieve a score of at least 50,000 as a team in Anarchy mode

BulletstormTeam PlayerThe Team Player trophy in Bulletstorm worth 69 pointsComplete 200 team challenges in your career in Anarchy mode

BulletstormFinal EchoThe Final Echo trophy in Bulletstorm worth 73 pointsAchieve level 65 in Anarchy mode

BulletstormEnvironment MasterThe Environment Master trophy in Bulletstorm worth 59 pointsPerform every Anarchy environmental Skillshot


"Blood Symphony" DLC trophies:
BulletstormEnvironmentalistThe Environmentalist trophy in Bulletstorm worth 87 pointsIn the Rock Quarry map kill an enemy using a Mine Cart, Oven, Fan, Smasher and Lava Cart in one wave

BulletstormBeat 'em downThe Beat 'em down trophy in Bulletstorm worth 262 pointsKill every enemy in a wave using only the Teleportation in the Ulysses map

BulletstormBarberThe Barber trophy in Bulletstorm worth 43 pointsKill an enemy by thumping them into a helicopter in the Mini City map


"Gun Sonata" DLC trophies:
BulletstormHeart AttackThe Heart Attack trophy in Bulletstorm worth 267 pointsKill a Boss using the Hot Dog cart in the Hotel Elysium map

BulletstormBell EndThe Bell End trophy in Bulletstorm worth 42 pointsKill 5 enemies at the same time using "Dung" in the Villa map

BulletstormExtinguisherThe Extinguisher trophy in Bulletstorm worth 89 pointsIn the Sewer map Kill 5 enemies in 1 wave by setting them on fire then extinguishing them


The good news is that all other online Playstation 3 titles developed and/or published by EA will remain online. If you need to be 100% sure whether your favourite PS3 title is published by EA, you can find a list of all of their games here. Remember that if a game's online servers were already closed prior to this announcement, they will remain closed and offline.

More titles could be affected by the closure of GameSpy and we will be sure to bring you any more updates as we hear them!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.