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Gran Turismo 5's Online Mode Parking Up in May 2014

Posted by Sammy Barker

Resistance trilogy also being taken offline

It looks like Sony is especially eager for you to upgrade to Gran Turismo 6. In a sneaky seasonal update, the platform holder has revealed that Gran Turismo 5’s online component will be written off on 20th May 2014. That means that you’ve got around six months left to stomach the simulation racer’s awful interface with your friends.

Insomniac Games has been unable to escape the cull either, with all three Resistance titles set to be plunged into darkness on 28th March 2014. We suppose that Resistance: Fall of Man has had a good run – it was a PlayStation 3 launch title, after all – but it’ll be sad to see Resistance 2’s addictive co-operative component shut down. We hope that you got the Trophy for 10,000 competitive kills.

As a reminder, the platform holder will also be switching off the servers on the underrated MAG on 28th January 2014. Furthermore, SOCOM: Confrontation and SOCOM 4 will be relieved of their duties on the same date, more or less marking an end to Zipper Interactive’s online legacy. There’s always PlayStation Vita shooter Unit 13, right?

[via uk.playstation.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (8)

DHW

#1

DHW said:

Resistance is going down?

:(

Hopefully it gets ported to PS4 in a UHD remake or something.

Knux

#4

Knux said:

That really just sucks. I bought Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition during this summer for a cheap price. I was thinking about playing it soon, and now I'm going to feel pressured into playing it before the servers are shut down. Have I known Sony was going to do this crap, then I would have just bought Gran Turismo 6 instead. It would have at least prevented me from buying two games from the same series so close together.

And I don't even have a Resistsance game yet. What the hell, Sony? :|

Pink_Floyd

#5

Pink_Floyd said:

Resistance 2 was my favorite MP this generation. March 28th will be a sad day indeed :(

Grockumus

#6

Grockumus said:

Is Resistance: Burning Skies still going to have online?
Also, I don't look forward to doing Killing Machine. I was late to the party in earning it legit, since lobbies were so empty. Looks like I'll need a partner...

Jaz007

#7

Jaz007 said:

The first Ressistance Definitley had a good run with it's online, but it's shame to see 3's online already being cut.

RisefromAshes

#8

RisefromAshes said:

@Grockumus

Funny you should mention that.
I just bought it the other day. Already platted it. :D
All you need to do is play ONE ROUND of MP to get the online trophy.
Piece of cake. :D

Anyways, shame Resistance trilogy is going down the crapper. Resistance 2 is the most complete FPS of its generation. Incredible SP campaign with a shocking ending. 8 player online co-op. 64 player online matches. Just an awesome game. For a while, it was the among the most popular FPS games until MW 2 came out.

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