It was inevitable, and boy have they had a nice long run! Guerrilla Games announced today that Killzone 2 & Killzone 3‘s online servers will be “decommissioned” on March 29, 2018.
Guerrilla Games official PR release is as follows:
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.
Seeing as Killzone 2 released in February 2009 and Killzone 3 dropped in February 2011, both games gave their respective communities plenty o’ time to enjoy all the online features that provided.
What’s next for the Killzone series? With Guerrilla moving all of their manpower to the Horizon series, will another internal Sony dev take it over?
Know what I would love to see? The Killzone Trilogy remastered for PS VR!! Gunning down Helghast would be a blast in VR, Brah! I gotta believe!!
That it probably won’t happen.