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Sony shuts down servers for Killzone, PS4-era games

Sony shuts down servers for Killzone, PS4-era games

The Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone Mercenary servers have gone down. These were the last entries in the franchise to still offer online multiplayer.

Killzone fans are saddened as they lost the opportunity to take part in multiplayer in the latest games in the series.

  1. On Friday night, the Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone Mercenary servers went down.
  2. Both were the last games in the franchise to still feature multiplayer.
  3. The shutdown of servers did not come as a surprise – it was announced on July 22 this year.
  4. However, it’s undeniable that informing players of this just three weeks before the servers closed didn’t give many fans time to say goodbye to multiplayer gameplay.
  5. Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone Mercenary aren’t the only games that have had their servers shut down. Multiplayer has also been removed from RIGS: Mechanized Combat League.

Recall that Killzone: Shadow Fall was released in November 2013 as a launch game for the PlayStation 4 console. The game was met with moderately warm reception. Reviews were mostly critical of the quality of the story campaign, with the multiplayer mode being praised.

By contrast, Killzone Mercenary is a spin-off developed for the PlayStation Vita handheld console that debuted in September 2013. The game turned out to be an excellent FPS and remains arguably the best entry in the genre to ever come to PSV.

The shutdown of both games’ servers is all the more painful as they are the last installments of the franchise to be released. It was once one of Sony’s flagship series, designed to compete with Halo, among other things. However, Guerrilla Games is now busy developing Horizon, and the Japanese conglomerate does not seem to be interested in transferring Killzone to another team just yet.

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