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Post by Dan @ 10:03am 23/04/13 | 9 Comments
As they also continue work on Company of Heroes 2 under SEGA, the team at Relic Entertainment have announced and opened up a switch to Steamworks hosting for the original 2006 game and its expansions (thanks Strategy Informer).

No explicit reason has been given for the change, only that "On May 7th the Company of Heroes’ online servers at server hosting company Quazal will be shut down". The multiplayer server and middleware tech company Quazal was acquired by Ubisoft in 2010.

A series of posts on the developer's official forums detail the process players can take ot switch over to the new version ahead of the May 7th shutdown. Those that original purchased Company of Heroes via Steam should already be able to find a new entry for a "Company of Heroes (New Steam Version)" in their Steam Library, and those that purchased a boxed copy from elsewhere can redeem their CD keys via Steam's activation service.

Company of Heroes 2 is due on PC on June 25th 2013.



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ctd
Posted 12:53pm 23/4/13
This is for the original CoH. The servers that host the game are shutting down (not relics decision) so Relic hired some ex-employees to transfer all MP services to Steamworks to ensure the future of the original.
http://www.coh2.org/news/2035/servers-for-coh1-to-continue-on-steamworks
Winston
Posted 07:28pm 23/4/13
I noticed this when I was adding my CoH 2 beta key last week. Good move by them.
infi
Posted 08:29pm 23/4/13
I just wish they would do some anti-cheat work, otherwise the game is bloody useless to play. So many maphackers on COH1 atm.
jay
Posted 10:27am 07/5/13
Sorry for thread bump, but are we required to download the whole game even if we have the game on disk as part of the server migration?
eski
Posted 11:49am 07/5/13
I just wish they would do some anti-cheat work, otherwise the game is bloody useless to play. So many maphackers on COH1 atm.


Who are you to tell me what I can and cant use in games? Freedom hater.
infi
Posted 11:55am 07/5/13
Freedom lovers embrace rule of law and property rights, hippy.
eski
Posted 12:01pm 07/5/13
BAH! Hoisted by my own petard.
ctd
Posted 12:46pm 07/5/13

Sorry for thread bump, but are we required to download the whole game even if we have the game on disk as part of the server migration?

Yes, you might be able to try transferring your Company of Heroes folder to your Steam folder but I tried and still had to download.
infi
Posted 06:20pm 07/5/13
Done, but you cannot have multiple profiles any more. This is good for all those drophacker %$#@s.
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