On a post on its support site,2K Games has announced that as a result of GameSpy Technology's closure it will end support for some of its games and it will transition some legacy games to Valve's Steamworks.
On May 31, several games will be going temporarily offline as 2K completes a server exchange from GameSpy Technology to Steamworks. While this is going on, players will experiences interruption of VOIP, online play, and matchmaking. Offline play will remain unaffected.
Below is the list of that games 2K will be transferring to Steamworks:
-Civilization III: Conquests
-Civilization III: Play the World
-Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
-Civilization IV: Colonization
-Civilization IV: Warlords
Below is the list of the games that will be going offline for good on May 31:
-Civilization Revolution (PS3)
-Close Combat First to Fight (PC / Mac)
-Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector (PC)
-Stronghold 2 (PC)
-Stronghold Legends (PC)
-Top Spin (PS2 / PC)
-Top Spin 2 (PC / DS)
-Vietcong Demo (PC)
-Vietcong Fist Alpha (PC)
-Vietcong 2 (PC)
-Vietcong 2 Demo (PC)
-MLB Fantasy All-Stars (DS)
-Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (DS)
-Major League Baseball 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars (DS)
-NHL 2K10 (Wii)
-NBA 2K10 (Wii)
A technical feasibility studyis currently being looked into by 2K to see if it would be possible to transition the PS3 versions of Borderlands and Civilization Revolutionto another network.
"We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause," 2K said.
Other studios being affected by Gamespy's closure include Crytek, and Electronic Arts. The PC versions of Crysis and Crysis 2 will be shutting down on May 31, and Electronic Arts has stated they are currently looking for a way to save older Battlefield games.