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Online Service Changes coming for Borderlands and Other 2K Titles
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Online Service Changes coming for Borderlands and Other 2K Titles

Starting May 31st, your online play may change

Several online service changes are coming to many 2K games this May, most notably Borderlands and Civilization games. On May 31st, the first Borderlands, as well as seven Civilization titles (listed below) on PC will temporarily go offline while 2K transfers online service from GameSpy Technology to Steamworks. While offline play will remain unaffected, the titles that will temporarily be unavailable for online play are:

  • Borderlands
  • Civilization III
  • Civilization III: Conquests
  • Civilization III: Play the World
  • Civilization IV
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
  • Civilization IV: Colonization
  • Civilization IV: Warlords

In some bad news, both Borderlands and Civilization Revolution for PS3 will indefinitely go offline on May 31st. 2K stated that they are investigating the possibility of transitioning online service of those titles from GameSpy. The games will still maintain their offline functionality, but any online component will be disabled. Many older titles for PC, DS, and Wii are also going offline. Here’s the full list of those games:

  • Close Combat First to Fight (PC / Mac)
  • Jetfighter (PC)
  • Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector (PC)
  • Leadfoot (PC)
  • Rune (PC)
  • Stronghold 2 (PC)
  • Stronghold Legends (PC)
  • Top Spin (PS2 / PC)
  • Top Spin 2 (PC / DS)
  • Vietcong (PC)
  • 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)

Correction: Borderlands and Civilization Revolution for PS3 will go offline indefinitely. A previous version of this article did not include the PS3 specific information. 

Source: Blog.2k.com

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