Official Sierra Servers Being Pulled (21 Games Affected) :[

#1 Posted by MisterSpiffy (880 posts) -

"Some are speculating this is related to the recent Actard merger, but it’s possible it’s simply ruthless, Logan’s Runny culling of the elderly. Whichever, the facts are these: come November 1st, the plug will be pulled on the official servers for 21 Sierra PC games (of varying classicdom).

1. Alien vs Predator 2
2. Arcanum
3. Caesar IV
4. Dark Reign 2
5. Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
6. Empire Earth
7. Empire Earth 2
8. Empire Earth: Age of Conquest
9. Ground Control
10. Ground Control2
11. Homeworld
12. Homeworld: Cataclysm
13. Nolf2
14. Red Baron
15. Sanity
16. Star Trek: Armada
17. SWAT3: EE
18. SWAT3: GOTY
19. The Incredible Machine
20. Tribes2
21. Vampire"


Source: Sierra vs History

Damn, this really sucks, as I never got the chance to play several of these great games, and I've spent MANY hours on SWAT3:GOTY
#2 Posted by breton (1437 posts) -

*nods* Guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. I'm sure the community can pick a bit of them back up, though - I'm looking at you Empire Earth (but I don't play it anymore, anyway).

#3 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

I mean, I can see why Sierra is being dissolved, but Activision could at least have the courtesy to leave the servers running (so long as they weren't completely dead, I guess). I suppose the games still work online if you have dedicated servers, or are the central servers shut down?

#4 Posted by MisterSpiffy (880 posts) -
Jayge said:
"I mean, I can see why Sierra is being dissolved, but Activision could at least have the courtesy to leave the servers running (so long as they weren't completely dead, I guess). I suppose the games still work online if you have dedicated servers, or are the central servers shut down?"
I believe the central servers are shut down.  Plenty of these games were far from dead, too.
#5 Posted by insanejedi (655 posts) -

God damn Activision....

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