Interesting news coming out of the world of multiplayer games, specifically mobile ones, as GameSpy has closed down multiple multiplayer servers being used in games. The reason? Basically the short story is that they were not getting paid and that contracts were not being renewed, publishers were just letting them lapse. Obviously a company can’t run without making money so this has led to a shutdown of multiple servers.
Some interesting news today once again regarding Glu Mobile but this time it has nothing to do with zombies or shooting them in the face. This actually has to do with Glu decided to drop what must have been a decent chunk of change as they have just announced their acquisition of GameSpy from IGN.
Back in February we reported on GameSpy and their indie developer initiative that gave access to all the technology GameSpy uses to indie game developers to use and integrate into their games. Some of these include Dungeon Defenders by Trendy Entertainment and Fruit Ninja by Halfbrick.
GameSpy has just announced today that they will be making available all their tools and APIs for developers to use across all gaming platforms including Android. If you have played Dungeon Defenders then you may have seen the GameSpy logo at the start up of the game. Dungeon Defenders is the first Android title to use GameSpy Open.