Crytek has confirmed that the online multiplayer servers for both Crysis and Crysis 2 will be closing at the end of next month, May 31st, as a result of the impending closure of the GameSpy service. There's some good news, though, for console players and PC gamers who still enjoy Crysis 3 online, as neither of these will be affected in the shutdown.
In a statement a Crytek representative explained some of the details, saying:
As of May 31 this year, the multiplayer modes in Crysis and Crysis 2 for PC will no longer be playable. 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.
No figures have been released as to just how many players are still active in each game, but they can be added to the list of titles affected by the closure of GameSpy, and it doesn't look as though Crytek has the resources to follow Electronic Arts' lead (the company says they'll do everything they can to keep older Battlefield games active online)and find alternative ways to provide online play once GameSpy wraps up.