You remember GRID, don’t you? The racing game from Codemasters that came out 3 years ago? Well, if you do, and you own it for PlayStation 3 or PC, then you’ve been left without multiplayer due to an un-named third party not extending a contract Codemasters had signed with them to host the multiplayer servers. If you’re on Xbox 360, you’re still okay to play online. Codemasters’ community manager, Helios, let the players know in a forum post:
After three years of service, 2008’s Race Driver: GRID’s online play service has been discontinued for the PS3 and PC editions of the game. This follows the decision by a third party provider to decline the offer of an extended contract to continue online play on these platforms. Race Driver: GRID for Xbox 360 is not affected. We thank fans for their support and apologise to those affected by the end of this service.
Why Codemasters didn’t just find another host, or renegotiate the terms with the current host is beyond me.
[Source: Codemasters Forums]