Gamespy has announced that they will be shutting down all multiplayer servers on May 31, 2014. This shutdown will affect hundreds of games that use their service for matchmaking, including Saints Row 2’s co-op and competitive multiplayer modes. While we are still looking at alternate solutions, here’s currently what the shutdown will mean for the PC version of Saints Row 2.
Saints Row 2 PC LAN options for coop and multiplayer will still continue to work, but online will not. Many players have reported successfully connecting and playing online using virtual LAN software like Evolve or Tunngle which do not require a connection to Gamespy servers. We plan on testing and releasing a step-by-step connection guide before the actual shutdown date so PC players can continue to play online using this method.
Additional information on the other versions of Saints Row 2 for PS3 and 360 can be found on our official forums:http://saintsrow.com/community/go/thread/view/136773/30254829/Gamespy_shutdown_and_Saints_Row_2
Information on how to use Evolve to connect via the in-game LAN option can be found in the stickied SR2 PC FAQ:http://steamcommunity.com/app/9480/discussions/0/846958724811426425/