EA has a history of shutting down support for older games too quickly, and was sued for it last August. EA has noticed that since the release of their newest Battlefield iteration, that fans still enjoy the older games, such as Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3. It is reported that they're transitioning the servers for three of the older games, that includes: Battlefield 2142, 2, and acclaimed Bad Company 2.
In the wake of GameSpy shutting their servers down, all is not lost with these beloved titles. EA is finally showing some love to their fanbase after the debacle that was the Battlefield 4 launch, which was plagued with software and server issues. EA has confirmed that they are "working on finding a transition, but still have technical hurdles to overcome. We will make an announcement when there is news to share."
Even though Battlefield 1942, and other titles are not likely to be supported after the closure of GameSpy's servers, the decision to keep the online portions of these games alive will prove to be a step toward a better future with EA, improved public response for future titles, and perhaps even longer support for newer releases such as Battlefield 4, and multi-award winning TitanFall.