BT shuts Games Domain Multiplay

Not enough customers

BT has informed subscribers to its Games Domain branded multiplayer product that it intends to discontinue the services on February 17, less than a year and a half after its original launch in November 2001.

The Games Domain Multiplay service was aimed at PC gamers, providing a range of servers and community features for popular online PC games. However, senior staff at the company had warned over six months ago that reluctance among PC gamers to pay for online gaming could result in the death of the service within a matter of months.

Meanwhile, GAME Plc has recently launched its new Game.net service, based on the veteran UK online gaming service Barrysworld. The new system charges gamers £12.95 per annum for access, with a number of other premium services available at additional charges. ®

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