Fans of the Killzone 2 and 3 multiplayer modes will be getting some disappointment next year. Guerrilla Games has announced that the Killzone 2 and 3 online servers will be shutting down next year, meaning that the multiplayer on those two titles will no longer be playable and leaving them with Killzone Shadow Fall.
Killzone is one of the premiere first person shooters on Playsetation consoles, ever since the original Killzone released in 2004 on the Playstation 2. The most recent game, Killzone Shadow Fall, was the last (for the foreseeable future) Killzone game and a launch title for the Playstation 4. After Shadow Fall, Guerrilla turned their attention to making Horizon Zero Dawn, and there’s no telling if Killzone will ever get another game.
Killzone is the story of the conflict between two planets in the Alpha Centauri system, the planet Vekta, inhabited by regular humans, and the planet Helghan, ruled by the mutated and tyrannical Helghast. The two planets are locked in a devastating war, and Killzone 3 marked the end of that war. However, despite Shadow Fall coming out, many players were still playing the Killzone 2 and 3 online servers, continuing the conflict between Vekta’s ISA military and the Helghast.
The single player modes for both games will still be available to play, however online functions and multiplayer will no longer be accessible. In their blog post that announced the closer of the Killzone 2 and 3 online servers, Guerrilla thanked the loyal Killzone fanbase for supporting Killzone 2 and 3 for the past eight years, and that the studio hoped their fans enjoyed playing the games as much as they enjoyed making them.
Hopefully, players can still find a good replacement in Killzone Shadow Fall’s multiplayer, or can find another shooter to move onto even though Killzone hasn’t had anything new for it in around four years. In the meantime, there’s still around three months until the servers shut down (on March 29 of next year), so if you have a Playstation 3 you can still try and play both of those games for as long as they remain online.