Gran Turismo 5 and Resistance servers are shutting down

It's going to get lonely soon

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:
PlayStation 3
Gran Turismo 5

As of 28 March 2014 you will no longer able to use the online features of the following games:
PlayStation 3
Resistance: Fall of Man
Resistance 2
Resistance 3

As of 26 November 2013 you will no longer able to use the online features of the following game:
PlayStation 3
PAIN

As of 28 January 2014 you will no longer be able to use the online features of the following games:
PlayStation 3
MAG
SOCOM: Special Forces
SOCOM: Confrontation
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

PlayStation 3
Calling All Cars
The Eye of Judgment
FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
MotorStorm
MotorStorm Pacific Rift
Race Driver: GRID
The Lord of The Rings: Conquest
White Knight Chronicles
White Knight Chronicles II
Buzz!: Quiz-TV
Buzz!: Quiz-World
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.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer
  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    #foreverSP!

    • Purple_Dragon

      Damn right!

  • truth

    Grant Turismo? lol. damn amateur hour.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      lol sorry… no editor on duty, or any other writers

      • alex

        Is he friends with Forza Mitchell?

  • Brian Murphy

    Gotta love that revolutionary generation of gaming that the PS3/360 brought to us gamer’s. No local servers, really doesn’t hurt the consumer at all, does it?

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Imagine if Microsoft sneaked always-online DRm through, this sort of thing would have hurt even more. ESPECIALLY since they were partnered with EA – a company that’s notorious for prematurely cutting server and online features after only a few months.

      • Brian Murphy

        True, and thankfully gamer’s made some stink about that. It’s just too bad they didn’t have the foresight to see that users NEED server controls, or companies will just end parts of games.

  • Gerald Nchabeleng

    Happy festives everyone. Does anyone here know of any patch to GT6 that stops the old fat ps3′s (backwards compatible) from crashing going to come out, if at all?

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Good way for Sony to show the people that they will support their platforms for a long time …. LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wesley-Fick/184346154999538 Wesley Fick

      That’s a bit harsh when you consider that online multiplayer on the PS3 costs nothing for the gamer. Having GT5 and GT6 servers online and active eats into cash reserves they could use for other things. This won’t be a problem on PS4, presumably.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    And that’s why games like Titanfall (where the focus is a mp-centric experience) rarely get my love. At least, Sony allowed the games to run for a couple of years ( A bit like how Halo 2′s server also died after a good number of years), as opposed to EA that cut servers after only a few months. Any one remember Skate 2? #SIGH

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I guess I still have a few months to experience the legendary online of Resistance 2. It always sucks that I missed out on 8-player Co-op, back in the day – but that’s because I was a dumbass with only an xbox 360, rather than the awesome creature I am today (a gamer with both last-gen systems)

  • ThatOneguy

    You never see this shit on PC…

    • Johan du Preez

      Yup and we will never stand for it either.

  • JohnnyGamer

    Sony does not care about the gamer. This is why I am not getting ps4 or any future Sony consoles.

  • Star Lor

    Gran Turismo 5 server is going down? dumbest thing ever to do. some people prefer GT5 over GT6. it should stay on for those who like GT5 more than GT6. im disappointed that the server is going down because i like GT5. whats the reason for shutting down the server? i dont know but whatever the reason is, it is not a good enough reason to shut down the server. i personally think that they are just shutting down the servers to force people to buy the new games and game systems so they can make money. Selfish motherfuckers. i belive that im speaking for all the GT5 fans that shutting down the server is the dumbest shit ever. your customers were satisfied. and now u go and fuck up the whole system. thanks a lot money hungry assholes.

    • Brian Murphy

      Blame gamer’s. It’s our fault for buying games that didn’t have end-user server options from the onset of the PS3/360 era. Sony’s a financially fragile company at the moment, and can’t afford to host servers in perpetuity.

      Hopefully people have learned this lesson the hard way and choose not to purchase games that encourage practices that we don’t agree with. No matter how awesome the GT franchise is heh.

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  • rocket roni

    Worst thing sony could of ever done taking gt5 off line ive saved for 2yrs to buy ps3 with gt5 now I cant play, think a petition should be put up to bring gt5 back!!!!!!!!! Share, tweet, fb, etc if any1 agree’s …………..????

  • jeremy hunt

    lets get the petiton for resistance 3 n gta5 gamers! they have to put back if wel all sign it..

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