Just over a month ago, we caught wind of yet another online server purge from Sony. It's seemingly been on a bit of a rampage, closing access to online features in a handful of games that are either no longer relevant or simply unpopular. The last victims of this were games like Warhawk, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Twisted Metal on PS3, all of which were set to have their online shuttered on 25th October.
However, it seems Sony has heard the outcry from fans of the various titles. According to an email sent to PlayStation users, it's extending the amount of time left for each of these titles, as well as Sound Shapes. They'll remain online until 31st January 2019.
It's possible this is related to the discovery that the original date was in breach of Sony's own terms that state the publisher must provide at least 90 days notice of server closures. Again, it could be that the number of complaints about this has pushed the platform holder to extend the deadline.
Anyway, this is positive news for fans of these ageing titles. Are you still playing Warhawk or any of the other games? Dig out your PS3 in the comments below.