GameSpy, the matchmaking service for PC and console online multiplayer gaming, goes dark at the end of May.
GameSpy began life back in 1996 as a Quake server search program then branched out to cover online play for hundreds of games for the PC and for consoles. With GameSpy shutting down, it will effect numerous PC and console titles from numerous developers including E.A. Activison and Nintendo. The affected titles will have to move to SteamWorks or other providers prior to the shut down to keep their online gaming components functioning.
The troubles for GameSpy began after Glu Mobile, a mobile game developer, bought GameSpy in 2012 and shut down several popular games severs due to developers not paying hosting bills. The shut down notice comes after GameSpy stopped making editorial content last year.