These games will join the likes of 'MAG' and 'SOCOM' in lacking online multiplayer.
With the new year in full swing, it's time to take a moment to reflect on some games whose online features are being put to pasture. As is typical when a new installment in a given franchise is released, the servers that support the online features of older games, most crucially the multiplayer component, are scheduled to shut down. This time around it's Sony published and supported titles that are swiftly being readied for an offline state.
On January 28th, 'MAG,' 'SOCOM: Special Forces,' and 'SOCOM: Confrontation,' will lose their online servers. In the case of 'MAG' and 'SOCOM: Confrontation,' these online-only games will effectively become coasters unless some kind of hacked together community solution emerges.
On March 28th, all three PS3 'Resistance' titles, including 'Resistance: Fall of Man,' 'Resistance 2,' and 'Resistance 3,' will lose their online features.
And on May 20th, 'Gran Turismo 5,' which recently received a sequel, 'Gran Turismo 6,' will lose its online features.
The outside possibility remains that at some point the community may get some of these features unofficially working again. Recent community efforts revived the Japanese version of the online PS2 game 'Resident Evil: Outbreak.'
Author: Brian Hoss