“As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title,” a message on the Steam page reads. “We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.”
Glu announced in April that it was shutting down its GameSpy servers on May 31st. Battlefront 2 and Empire at War join a long list of titles that will lose their online features including Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, Crysis, Crysis 2 and Vietcong. Other games, including other Civilization titles, Borderlands, Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 are being transitioned to other services to keep their multiplayer features available.