Two Star Wars games going offline May 31

GameSpy‘s upcoming closure also signals the end of two games from a galaxy far, far away, with the confirmation that both Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Star Wars: Empire at War: Gold Pack will go offline on May 31st.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

The games’ Steam pages read:

As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title. We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.

Battlefront 2 was released back in 2005 for Windows PC. The shooter included 64-person online battles and five game modes, and quickly became a fan favourite.

Similarly, real-time strategy game Empire at War featured online battles when it launched in 2006 – the Gold Pack mentioned here followed in 2010.

Star Wars: Empire at War

Star Wars: Empire at War

Both games have reportedly “sold out of keys” on the website, but both titles were included in the annual Star Wars Day sale just last week.

These are just two more games in an ever-growing list of titles that will lose online connectivity when GameSpy shuts down later this month. Some, like Arma 2 will be taken offline temporarily before popping up in other places, but others, like Rune, will be gone forever.

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