Warhawk and Twisted Metal servers will remain online until January 31, 2019, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment. In an email sent to players of the game, the company confirmed the extension of server life for both games.
Warhawk and Twisted Metal servers were supposed to go offline this year. However, it seems based on the community feedback the company decided to give players a few more months of playtime.
We wanted to update you on a planned service shut down, which impacts online access for Warhawk, Twisted Metal, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, and Sound Shapes. This has now been extended to January 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM PT.
Following this shutdown, Warhawk will no longer be playable unless the PS3 system is set to LAN mode for local network play https://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/connectwireless.html.
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.
Once the servers go offline players will still be able to access offline modes for both games. However, it orders play with your friends you will need to set up a LAN network. The link in the email above will guide you on how to create it for your PS3 systems. Once you created a LAN network, you will be able to play with your friends in split-screen mods and multiplayer over the LAN network.
Sony is also ending production for PS Vita soon which means pretty much every last-gen hardware from the company is nearing the end of its life cycle.