Sony has a Christmas present for all Gran Turismo 5 and Resistance fans out there, on the 20th of May next year the servers for Gran Turismo 5 are being shut down and all online functionality will be removed from the title.
Resistance isn’t as lucky with the servers for all three of their games being killed on the 28th March and as with GT5 that means you can no longer play online.
However it gets worse. For the fans of MAG and SOCOM your games will become totally useless on the 28th of January 2014 when their servers are shut down as they don’t have a single player mode at all.
The full list of titles being killed can be found on the official PlayStation blog
As of 20 May 2014 you will no longer able to use the online features of the following game:
Gran Turismo 5
As of 28 March 2014 you will no longer able to use the online features of the following games:
Resistance: Fall of Man
As of 26 November 2013 you will no longer able to use the online features of the following game:
As of 28 January 2014 you will no longer be able to use the online features of the following games:
SOCOM: Special Forces
After these dates, you will still be able to play these games offline, with the exception of MAG and SOCOM: Confrontation, which do not have offline modes.
All these games are joining a depressing group of previously retired titles
Calling All Cars
The Eye of Judgment
FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
MotorStorm Pacific Rift
Race Driver: GRID
The Lord of The Rings: Conquest
White Knight Chronicles
White Knight Chronicles II
Buzz!: Brain of
Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz
Honestly I’m quite surprised at GT5, it took forever to make and as soon as GT6 lands they announce they are turning GT5 off, that doesn’t sound like a company that is in it for the gamers as they are constantly saying at the moment.