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Halo: Combat Evolved replaces GameSpy client with GameRanger

As GameSpy multiplayer is all set to shut down on May 31st, many developers are moving its game's multiplayer client to alternative solutions

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | May 1, 2014 at 08:55 pm CDT (0 mins, 52 secs reading time)

When GameSpy announced the plan to shut down its multiplayer client service, many game developers were looking to find an alternative solution to replace the now defunct multiplayer client. Many of the older games were still being played, so it became a necessity to get a replacement.

Halo: Combat Evolved replaces GameSpy client with GameRanger |

Today, sources point out that Halo: Combat Evolved whose multiplayer action was powered by GameSpy is now replaced by GameRanger.

It is also now known that Electronic Arts, 2K, Activision, Epic Games and Bohemia interactive will be migrating its game's multiplayer client to GameRanger once GameSpy shuts down on May 31st.

GameRanger is a multiplayer service which provides access to multiplayer without server support, and its for free. Along with Halo: Combat Evolved, other titles like Halo: Combat Evolved Demo and Halo: Custom Edition is added to the list. Currently, it also provides support for GRID Online multiplayer and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

That games that will be seriously affected are Crysis and Crysis 2. Currently, there is no solution provided to replace GameSpy, yet.

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After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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