No More Online for PS All-Stars: Battle Royale and Other PS3 Games
Sony has announced that they are planning to shut down network servers for four PS3 exclusives on January 31st, 2019. The affected games are Warhawk, Twisted Metal, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, and Sound Shapes.
Sony revealed the news in an email to its users. You can read their statement below:
“As a result of a physical server location being decommissioned, a service shut down was originally planned for October 25th, 2018, which impacts online access for Warhawk, Twisted Metal, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, and Sound Shapes. Upon further evaluation, we have been able to extend the online service for those PS3 titles to January 31st, 2019.”
Sony also went into detail in regards to how each game will be hindered by the network shut down while also offering up alternative methods to continue playing.
“Following this shutdown, Warhawk will no longer be playable unless the PS3 system is set to LAN mode for local network play. For Twisted Metal and PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, users can play the campaign offline as well as local (couch) multiplayer in split screen mode. For Sound Shapes, users will be able to play the campaign and all DLC purchases as well as create their own levels, however, users won’t be able to share their levels with the community or download community created levels.”
While it is sad that these popular PS3 games aren’t able to offer online benefits starting 2019, it’s also not feasible for Sony to continue to maintain servers if there aren’t enough active players. One thing to note about Sound Shapes, however, is that the PS4 version is NOT being affected. The other games, though, were exclusive to the PS3.
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