“Online features (including online multiplayer modes) will cease on that date,” Guerrilla wrote in a tweet on Friday. “Single player offline modes remain available.”
Both of the Killzone games first launched in 2013, with Killzone: Mercenary coming out on the PlayStation Vita and Killzone Shadow Fall releasing for the PlayStation 4. Guerrilla had already reduced online functionality in a small way in Killzone Shadow Fall; when it “retired” the Killzone franchise’s website in January 2021, Guerrilla said players could no longer make or manage clans in the game. Rigs: Mechanized Combat League, a first-person mech shooter / sports game, is a bit newer, launching for PlayStation VR in 2016.
These shutdowns are yet another reminder that you can’t rely on a game’s online functionality being around forever — something that was already top of mind after Ubisoft’s recent announcement that more than a dozen games would be losing online services. If you’ve wanted to jump back into any of these older games that are losing their online multiplayer, now’s the time.