A list of Sony games with servers that will soon be shut off has been released.
Well that sucks. Is the WKC community that dead?
Just bought WKC 2 about 3 months ago. Have yet to really play it, but that's unfortunate nonetheless... :\
The multiplayer is the best part of the game on WKC series, you should play while it last.
damn i havent even got a chance to get it yet oh well single player should be good by the time i pick it up eventually
You'll love it once your avatar gets his knight. Verto!
WKC doesn't really need online, that's the problem. The game was built to be an offline MMO and (IMO) it seems like they added online functionality as an afterthought. But let's not kid ourselves. The game was neither a critical nor a commercial success. Sony is simply trying to cut costs.
The online play was the best part about it though, shit was fun as hell, put in 500+ hours myself.
You're out of your mind on this one, the online portion was the reason to play and many in the community are broken up about it going offline. We've had online petitions to get DLC that was released in japan that never made it to us and euro versions. The game has 100s of quest that can ONLY be completed while playing online and features and equipment that can only be attained online. Online was NEVER meant to be some tacted on after thought, it was always meant to be the main attraction. Why even make a comment like this when you weren't part of its community? Btw, I have over 1600 hours play time on WKCs2 alone ad this is without that content the japanese version got including the avatar story quest. I wish they'd make it so we could at least host our geos on a peer based server (host in our hometown, through our own internet connection and be able to invite friends). Allowing us to continue playing with the friends we've made over all these years.
@dedicatedtogamers Nothing to kid, White Knight Chronicles sold almost 900,000 which is pretty damn good for a new niche JRPG http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... That's more than other PS3 exclusives like Twisted Metal, Starhawk, LBP Karting, PS All Stars Battle Royale, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Socom 4, Disgaea 4, Yakuza: Dead Souls, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Sorcery etc. Credit where its due. Guarantee it made more $$$ for Sony than Dylan Jobe or David Jaffe did last year. Thus Level-5 got that all important green light for Ni No Kuni, while Lightbox and EatSleepPlay went the way of iOS.
I was about to say, but Family Guy (above) pretty much said what I was about to say. Sucks it's going down though. I'm still amazed how they have yet to shut MAG down. During some hours, it can be hard to get Sabo going and domination only happens during AM hours when the Japanese get on, (JP players pretty much make up of 100% of domination now in MAG).
You cant be an MMO and be offline. It contradicts the definition of MMO. Maybe you mean RPG.
i Don't think you ever play WKC, the online portion which make up a bulk portion of the game was not an after though.i currently spent over 1000+ hrs online. its basically a scale down rpgmmo with over 200+ quest, Guilds and tons and tons of farming crafting and building ark knights and only WKC was publish by sony WKC 2 is published by D3
I really wish they would let you host a game when this kind of scenario happens
I'm more concerned about BUZZ. It's fun to play online, and you can play quizzes created by other users.
Majie - Last I played was Febuary 2013. It wasn't nessecarily dead- but there was alot of infighting between players. The main arguement was the use of mods (supposedly modified via a gameshark-like device). Since Level 5 basicially stopped supporting the game early 2012. It was like the wild west. You would go party up with people, and everyonce in a while you would get a guy one-shotting end game bosses. After seeing how much hardwork, it took to level up your guild rank - it pissed off alot of people that people were taking "shortcuts". I thought it was funny at first however, it was very very very tempting to just mod the game - but wheres the fun in that? Then around when I quit playing, there were guilds full of just modders. If you happen to party up with one, then the game was a breeze and not challenging at all. Eventually, I quit due to the "unconfirmed" rumor - that modders figured out how to give items that could currupt save files. Story wise - the game was meh. The avatar you create is almost never mentioned in the story. You play as a mute and the bad guy at the end makes no sense. Online was seriously the reason to get it.
Somewhat depressing since I wanted to pick up the WKC games at some point and now I'm a bit less motivated. The worst was when they shut down the servers for the PS2 Monster Hunter. Since then I've been trying to get the same experience on PSP, but capcom keeps only giving NA ad-hoc and keeps making games for Wii or DS. Damn I want to hunt some monsters. Hopefully deep down ends up being something in the same vein.
I was interested in picking this game up. Do you miss anything that can impact the single player by not going online?
No However, collecting certain items for sidequests will be a lot more tedious without online play.
Sounds a lot better than what I had in mind. Thank you for your answer.
You won't be able to platinum as some trophies are online only.
That's sad news... It has been on my backlog for too long I guess. And I don't even mean for the trophies alones, but I'm kind of a completionist, I like to see every corner of the world, explore every option and, well yeah, I see fun in getting every trophy, every in-game objective, every unlockable and what not.
If servers are known to go offline then why think PSN or XBox Live won't too. Remember...it's their server that "activates" everything you buy from their store. Accessing the games you supposedly "own" may look just like accessing the ended multiplayer.
It's unfair to end support for a game like MLB 12. It would have released only about 18 months earlier.
Shutting servers down for a game on the VITA already? That's a surprise.
And if there are any mandatory online trophies, that means no one else can earn a plat in those games..... so annoying. I hate those "play with your friends!" trophies, honestly what exactly is being rewarded with that?
And that's exactly why every online trophy should be made completelly optional (like DLC trophies) for a Platinum (except, obviously, for Online Only games). That's seens like the obvious thing to do knowing that every online game on consoles will sooner or later have the plug pulled, yet it doesn't happen... Publsihers could as well have a "in time for the party" trophy in those games and save themselves the trouble of actually making trophies worth playing for.
let's see how people react to this, because when EA shuts down the servers for games that meet the criteria, people get out the pitchforks and torches. I'm not saying Sony is in the wrong here, all I'm saying is that people give EA unnecessary crap because it's the cool thing to do. EA is no way a good company but they're not as bad as people make them out to be.
I agree however servers cost money. You have to pay for the power, bandwidth, and manpower to maintain them. Eventually a game will get to such a low userbase, that there are more benefits to just shutting it down. I personally think white Knight could of lasted a bit longer due to micro transactions. Unfortunately Level 5 stopped supporting the game way too early.
And that is why I'd hate to see an all-digital future, or as MS is doing, installing games on HDD and ID them online. Servers can't stay on forever, and all their investment just go to the trash. People complain about no backwards compatibility by saying that all the games they bought won't be able to play them on a new system, but at least they can still have their old system to play them. With online checks, and/or digital content, the servers shut down, and the collection is dead forever.
Great point. What will happen in 5 to 6 years when you go to play the games you 'own' only to find that you are left holding a 60 dollar drink coaster! Adding online activation is the end of console gaming as we know it. This may work in the PC space, but gamers should be VERY wary about it.
And this is why on line only games will never get my money! EVER!!!
But every game mentioned have single player, so it is not really only online.
Most online only games are free (not World of Warcraft) I play All Points Bulletin Star Wars The old Republic Global Agenda Tribes Ascend etc.
^^^^ If you want those game to last longer, you have to support the game in someway, be it renting servers or microtransactions. If the demands not there, there is no sense in supplying.
This is ridiculous. The least a company should do is to *either allow the community to continue to rent servers, thereby offsetting the costs of hosting it. *Release a streamlined PC server software so people could host their own games. The first one is easier for console games structure as the second choice may need modifications to the netcode to seek servers other than Sony's, that said, games could be designed to have configurable server addresses (or a final patch that allows this functionality.) This way, if there are enough dedicated fans, the online will live. If none, there's no point in keeping it. What I wonder is, if there aren't many people playing it, the server costs should go down rapidly too. How many players are worth their time? Or is it that, there are still enough players to keep costs high for them to do this. Either way, they are screwing customers. At least give us options.
Level 5 stopped supporting the game and the DLC eventually stopped flowing. In a Online RPG, you have to keep supplying end game content. People will get bored eventually and wander off to another game. Let alone the grind in WKC was astronomical for someone to get to the top guild rank.
Who are the idiots giving the Vita shit for MLB 12 servers being shut down? I mean really? They do this with every MLB every time a new one is released. MLB 13 was just released in March.. So I don't understand what ass clown assumed it was a bad thing them shutting down the 12 servers. It is called common sense, everyone is playing 13 now.. not 12. Do you not know it is 2013? Where have you been all these years because they release a new sports game every damn year. I don't how it is surprising anyone.. It isn't new that they do this either. MLB 13: The Show is on PS Vita as well and they closed the PS3 server for 12 a long time ago also.. So if you care to play it online simply buy the new one, MLB 13: The Show. I swear some people and their level of common sense is absolutely astonishing, more so the fact they made it this far in life and are actually still alive.
And they want to move gaming to the cloud. LOL.
What the shit does this have to do with anything? Laugh at your own stupidity.. Did you even read the damn thing? So MLB 12 is closing its servers for very obvious reasons.. MLB 13: The Show has been out a couple months now.. Then you have White Knight Chronicles which had a good run for three years. It was released in 2010, so how long do you expect them to keep those servers up if no one is really playing it anymore..? Which they aren't. Now on the Buzz games. I highly, seriously highly doubt anyone is missing those. They came out in 2008 for christ sakes. I could probably put my life on it not a single person plays that online anymore at all. Please explain.. So people shutting down servers that aren't being used anymore.. Has some intricate relevance to cloud gaming?
He probably means, on the cloud, the companies would have absolute control over content. Here, it's just the online portion of the game.
You're wrong ... tons of people still play Buzz Quiz World ... myself included. Just bc you dont, doesn't mean other people don't. I for one WILL miss playing BQW online.
^ No offense I know this person came off the wrong way saying this but in a way they are right. They wouldn't be closing these servers for nothing. People still might play these games that is true enough but at the same time they are being closed for a reason. Most likely because not enough people play it anymore to justify keeping them open.
Wait. If they're shutting down the Buzz servers, perhaps we'll be getting a new Buzz!!! This could work well with the Eye and light from controllers. Perhaps interactive questions, where they force you to change places or locations in the room, based on what answer you go with.
The WKC server shutdown was announced back in March this is nothing new and will affect the NA and EU servers. I have not heard anything for the Japanese servers. So I'm guessing it will remain up.
I think WKC should have stayed in Japan, The way SCEA/SCEE/D3P handled the game in the West compared to how SCEJ/ Level-5 handles the JP version had been pretty lame. And now, instead of releasing the content that we know is on the disc, content that would encourage those who left the game to come back, they'd rather shutdown the online servers and give fans the middle finger.
They also didn't release the extra story for the avatar character to the English speaking market :(
i can understand psp and ps2 games going offline but vita and ps3? the vita's a new console and the ps4 isn't out yet
Buzz Quiz World ... NNNOOOOOOOOO! I play that game ALL the time & IMO it is one of the most underrated Sony exclusives & one of the best quiz games ever made. Its a sad, sad day for Buzz Quiz fans.
Why is this top news? Old games that don't have populated enough servers to keep them open are being closed. Again why is this news? It could also just mean new versions are coming out. People getting so bent over nothing probably.
Goodbye SOCOM. We had some great times together.
While White Knight Chronicles 2 is a Sony game, co developed by Sony and a PS3 game, the US version was published by D3, not Sony. Sony announced they're shutting off the servers of the first game and D3 announced they'll shut the WKC2 servers off the same day.
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