The passing of time in the world of video games is also noticeable by the fact that older games are closed, and now Guerrilla is working to pull the plug on its own. Because well before the consecration with Horizon Zero Dawn Killzone was the most important title of the development team.
A saga that has become infamous for the demos of the PlayStation 3 reveal, one of the most controversial stories of the entire gaming industry. Guerrilla had already said goodbye to his Killzone once, years ago, by shutting down the official website of the franchise.
And now, as Polygon reports, it’s time to unplug the multiplayer servers of the latest Killzone, and beyond.
Guerrilla is shutting down all online multiplayer servers for Killzone Mercenary, Killzone Shadow Fall, and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League in August.
All online modes, including multiplayer, will become unplayable on August 12, while offline modes for these games will still be available.
On 12 August 2022, online servers for Killzone: Mercenary, Killzone Shadow Fall (including Intercept Mode), and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League will shut down. Online features (including online multiplayer modes) will cease on that date. Single-player offline modes remain available
– Guerrilla (@Guerrilla) July 22, 2022
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League is the group’s most recent title, as it was released in 2016 for the PlayStation 4. Killzone Mercenary and Shadow Fall both launched in 2013 on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 respectively.
The two titles were the latest in the Killzone franchise, preceded by a few others on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. Guerrilla Games, the Dutch studio acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2005, is now mainly focused on the Horizon series.
Her last chapter turned out to be a triumph, as Aloy recently managed to win her first GOTY award.
And it’s such an important franchise that it will also become a TV series, produced by Netflix, of which we already have some interesting details.
Speaking of server shutdowns, Ubisoft also recently shut down a lot of its game servers, as well as access to some purchased DLCs.