CounterSpy, Gravity Rush 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and ModNation Racers will be losing their online functionality on PlayStation systems according to an update on their website.
Many modern video games have a multiplayer component, and some of those games rely on servers hosted by the developer, publisher, and/or the console manufacturer depending on how things have been set up. There inevitably comes a point where someone makes the call to have those servers shut down whether it's due to the financial costs or a dwindling community. Four games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita are having their multiplayer servers closed down in the coming months. Here are the titles, platforms, and dates:
CounterSpy (PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita) servers will close on June 1, 2018. Players will no longer be able to link the game from mobile devices, access Rival Agents Scores, or attain the "International Nemesis" trophy.
Gravity Rush 2 (PlayStation 4) will lose its online functionality after 2:00 AM Eastern Time (6:00 AM GMT) on July 19, 2018. Gravity Rush 2 had originally planned to be shut down much earlier (a mere 8 months after its launch), but the shutdown date had been pushed back until July of this year.
LittleBigPlanet Karting (PlayStation 3) can no longer be played online after July 2, 2018. Players will still be able to create content for the game, but they will be unable to share it online.
ModNation Racers (PlayStation 3) Multiplayer and all other online features will be shut down on July 10, 2018. As this game heavily relies on online functionality, it will essentially be unplayable after this date.
CounterSpy, Gravity Rush 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and ModNation Racers join a growing list of titles that are losing their online functionality. Demon's Souls lost its online functionality in February and Sony closed down servers for a number of notable older titles in the Killzone and Wipeout franchises.
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