EA Games has shut down a project that aimed to restore the multiplayer services of the popular Battlefield games Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142 and Battlefield Heroes.
The multiplayer services of the three games were disabled when server hoster and browser GameSpy shut down. The company shut down in 2014 because it did not receive enough compensation from game developers to keep multiplayer servers online.
The group of indiviuals known as Revive Network released modifications for all three games that re-enabled all multiplayer services. The project gained popularity because it offered that which EA Dice did not - working multiplayer for classic titles.
According to the take-down request published on the group's website, EA Games' legal team wants the project shut down because the studio is required to protect its intellectual property.
The request further states that EA Games did not allow the distribution of game clients and the usage of trademarks and artwork and that distribution of the software "may easily mislead visitors" to believe the project is associated or affiliated with the studio.
In total the project had over 939,000 registered accounts. How many players actively played using the modification is unknown.