Rockstar Games Reacts to GameSpy Closure

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With the closure of the server company, GameSpy, many games will be affected by this shutdown and developers will begin to migrate their games to other services or shutting down online features. Rockstar Games is one of the companies that will have to make some changes and drop some services for various games.

Here is the list of changes happening to various Rockstar video games on PlayStation platforms by May 31st, 2014.

Red Dead Redemption / RDR Game of the Year Edition / RDR Undead Nightmare

  • Online multiplayer gameplay: Unaffected
  • Social Club website stat tracking and leaderboards: Removed
  • In-game Social Club services: Removed
  • In-game multiplayer leaderboards: Removed for PlayStation 3 version only

Grand Theft Auto IV / GTAIV Complete / GTA Episodes from Liberty City

  • Online multiplayer gameplay: Unaffected
  • Social Club website stat tracking and leaderboards: Removed
  • In-game multiplayer leaderboards: Removed for PlayStation 3 version only

Midnight Club Los Angeles / MCLA Complete Edition

  • Online multiplayer gameplay: Removed for the PlayStation 3 version only
  • All Social Club website features and account linking: Removed
  • In-game multiplayer leaderboards: Removed for PlayStation 3 version only
  • In-game Rate My Ride and Driving Test unlocks: Removed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable Only)

  • Social Club website minigames and features: Removed
  • In-game Social Club content unlocks: Removed
  • Social Club website stat tracking: Removed

Beaterator

  • All Social Club website features: Removed
  • In-game Track Upload/Download feature: Removed

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition / MC3: Dub Edition Remix

  • Online multiplayer gameplay: Removed
  • In-game multiplayer leaderboards: Removed

Source: Rockstar Support

*NOTE*Max Payne 3 will see its online services completely shutdown on Mac, but consoles appear to be unaffected by the Gamespy situation. Grand Theft Auto V will not be affected by the closure of GameSpy.

 

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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