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Community => Descent Gameplay => Topic started by: IHateHackers on February 22, 2013, 11:08:43 PM

Title: Gamespy shutting down, what does this mean for D3 multiplayer?
Post by: IHateHackers on February 22, 2013, 11:08:43 PM
http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/21/gamespy-ugo-1up-shutting-down/ (http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/21/gamespy-ugo-1up-shutting-down/)

The reason I ask is because it seems like pretty much every server in Vortex is listed with GameSpy as the tracker. What will happen without GameSpy? Come to think of it, how did D3 even end up as a GameSpy game in the first place? GameSpy doesn't usually take on games that were old when GameSpy was created.
Title: Re: Gamespy shutting down, what does this mean for D3 multiplayer?
Post by: CrazyEnzo03 on February 26, 2013, 01:34:26 PM
...there are other trackers.

Also, it turns out the GameSpy servers are owned and handled by an entirely different company, and won't be affected.
Title: Re: Gamespy shutting down, what does this mean for D3 multiplayer?
Post by: IHateHackers on February 26, 2013, 09:49:38 PM
Well if GameSpy doesn't pay the bills they'll probably shut down the servers. No reason to keep a backend service running with no frontend to make money from it.