Multiplayer servers for Killzone 2 and 3 will be “decommissioned” on March 29th, 2018, Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games has announced.
Despite the unbridled success of PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn earlier this year, the Amsterdam-based studio is perhaps best known for its work on the Killzone series which debuted back in 2004 on PS2. 4 games followed Killzone’s arrival with Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 released in 2009 and 2011 respectively on PS3.
Guerrilla confirmed that single player won’t be affected by the removal of online servers via a statement on its official website before thanking the community for its support and feedback over the past 8 years. Below is the statement in full:
“On March 29th, 2018, after more than six years of operation and countless battles between the ISA and the Helghast, the online servers for Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 will be decommissioned. The single player campaign for both games will remain accessible, but online play and related functionality will no longer work.
As we near the end of the online lifecycle for Killzone 2 and Killzone 3, we’d like to express how grateful we are for all the support and feedback we’ve received from the community over the last eight years. Your enthusiasm is what drove us to hone our craft and grow as a studio. We hope you enjoyed playing Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 online as much as we did creating them.”
These days, Guerrilla is busy working on its new IP, Horizon Zero Dawn, an open world action-adventure game starring heroine Aloy. Horizon Zero Dawn launched to critical acclaim in February this year for PS4 with Guerrilla recently releasing the games first expansion, The Frozen Wilds, which went down about as well as the base game had done following its launch.
Horizon Zero Dawn is out now for PS4.