Following news of the closure of the Gravity Rush 2 servers, fan pressure has led to an extension.
Why even close them so soon in the first place?
Server population was probably very low and the cost of keeping them up and maintained costs a lot.
It is possible to have separate applications or even virtual machines that are associated with different games. A physical machine does have costs associated with it such as floor space, heating, cooling, software and hardware maintenance just to name a few. However, applications and virtual machines don't have a physical cost although they do require software maintence, overall they are fairly cheap to maintain.
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because not many people liked the game?
It reviewed well and I haven't heard from one person who's played it that they didn't like the game. Sony just didn't push this game at all and so it sold poorly.
The game got great reviews so that's a lie.
Gamers pay for PSN and Sony shuts down servers for their full priced first party games in less than a year? Unacceptable.
PS+ isn't needed for GR2 so none of the money goes to maintaining the servers. The online stuff is barely anything, just a little extra collectible stuff.
Spoken like someone who doesn’t have any clue of this game
The servers are open for pictures only basically. You can do a mini treasure hunt mini game where you give others hints by taking pictures to give hints and you're rewarded dusty tokens. It's only used to get dusty coins. Otherwise it's useless. Also I have like 15k dusty coins in it now lol. Even more it's a waste of money to keep up even at request because if they remove it they can adjust getting dusty coins to something alot easier. If you didn't have the game day one it's damn near impossible to get them without grinding 10 to 15 coins per hunt even worse you only get a certain amount for a certain amount of time.
Poor sales. Which is a shame. To me, this was my fav ps4 game of 2017. Heck, probably of all time and it didn't sell.
right now the only games this gen I like more sadly released about the same time otherwise it would be the same for me. Only 2 games I can say liked more this gen was Nier Automata and Persona 5. But not by much honestly lol
I still need to play this game... Goddamn backlog!
I bought it a week or two ago in a 2 for £25 PSN sale. Got it along with Wipeout Omega Collection. Haven't started it yet either!
Same. Enjoyed the demo. Got Persona next though
July?! I'll take it. Thank you, Sony.
Great plenty of time now. Gotta pick this up loved the first one
The online functionality doesn't really add anything, just some collectibles and some small community stuff like sharing pictures and hunting for "treasure" using said pictures.
It's so unfortunate they even want to shut them down. The treasure hunts and photo sharing is really fun. It's an awesome non-competitive non-violent multiplayer system which is so very rare. And the best part is you don't even need PSN to do it. Gravity Rush 2 is such a great game the art and music are amazing especially the music which isn't that cheesy Hollywood knock off crap that's a dime a dozen that could be swapped between any number of a hundred games and no one would even notice. I just hope they continue making Gravity Rush games, the character Kat and the stories are just uplifting and wonderful.
What’s with the disagrees? This game was indeed great
It's one of the most underrated and underappreciated Sony ips that they have. There is an anime short on YouTube that ties the first game to the second game. It was so unbelievably well done that people were begging Sony to make it a full on anime, which would be VERY possible for Sony to do since they own Funimation. If Sony actually invested some time and money in Gravity Rush, it could be much more than it currently is.
Funimation doesn't really make its own anime, though. They basically only distribute anime in the US. But with Sony's acquisition, maybe they'll change it up? I doubt it since Funimation is an American based company and I don't know where they'd start. Are they gonna start up a studio in their own state of Texas? Or are they gonna contract studios in Japan/South Korea? Maybe start a studio in Japan with their connections to previous artists and writers and Sony's own connections? But I agree, GR has a ton of potential and it's sad that this is gonna be the last we likely see of it.
They actually invested a lot into it. There were TV ads in both the west and Japan they also did free DLC for the game including story and costume. They really wanted this game to be a hit.
The games great but the features were pointless imo and that's coming from someone who says that's a top 5 game of the year for me
I just have to disagree, I really enjoy the treasure hunts and photo sharing, it's great when you find someones photo in game. The game will still be fun with out them but it was still a great addition that adds a lot to the experience for me.
how so? You enjoy finding peoples photos in the exact spot they took them? They're low quality pictures and Everyone takes photos in the same locations I've only ran into like 10 surprising locations for photos like one mid freefalling into the slums. It was just a tedious add-on if like me you're only in that for the dusty coins. I only wanted the costumes otherwise I would have said screw that stuff. The treasure hunt was cool and fun the first 3 or 4 times but the second you do any in Lei Elgona you realize how annoying and worthless they are without grinding out costumes. But I'll say it's better than having to buy them with cash. The game really gave a classic game feel where you knew everything was in it
What? The game had come out less than a year and they had already tried to close the server? I still haven’t gotten to play this one yet. Loved the first one on the Vita.
Played the first one three times and since it runs at a solid 60fps it is great fun to play although I have found I am not very good at throwing boxes, drums, etc. Still, I got gold in all the other events. Even getting gold in an event is a humbling experience when you compare your results with the world. There are some people who are really exceptional and I don't think I would be wrong in stating that the six-axis control is essential when trying to achieve best times and scores.
Not even been out a year 18 months by time they turn off the servers even a yearly churn like Fifa last longer than that
FIFA is an actual online game, though. This is just small community sharing stuff that doesn't impact the core game in anyway. You won't be missing much but if you want to still experience that stuff, get the game before the servers shut down.
excuse me? this is not even a bargain game yet, how the hell is this possible? games like this should stay active until at LEAST the PS5 or 1 year following the release of a sequel.
Shutting down the server for ANY game so soon after release is just ridiculous.
Wait they're already planning on closing them? I was still going to buy that one when I saw it on sale. Guess it's single player only now.
Dude... you have until July... Still not single player
it's a single player game. The online is just collecting things.
Now if only this happened Demon's Souls as well. Honestly, I'm still disappointed that the game's servers will still be shutted down. I mean, Gravity Rush 2, Killzone, GT6 and Demon's Souls will have their servers killed but not Hardware Rivals or Drawn to Death?
It happened to demon’s souls already couple years ago when it was first schedule to shut down
I skip this game completely after Andrew House killed the Vita.
Ueah skippimg a good game because of a handheld that failed. That makes sense /s
I stopped drink from starbucks because Pepsi is harmful :)
Hint: Vita didn't fail it's got around 50 games scheduled to be released for it already this year.
Do you not have a PS4?
Are you implying you wanted the game on Vita? Cause the game wouldn't have been possible on Vita, not without cutting a ton of stuff. The world would be smaller and each section would require a loading screen between journeying to them rather than just moving seamlessly through the world. Some of the best powers in the game would break the Vita. They'd have to change the art style significantly too and have it close to the first game's muted colors due to the draw distance and how things far away can look muddy unless they mute all the colors so there won't be too big of a discrepancy.
Can't edit comments after 15 minutes, sorry about reposting. Are you implying you wanted the game on Vita? Cause the game wouldn't have been possible on Vita, not without cutting a ton of stuff and barely having it be the same game. The world would be significantly smaller (city sections in the first game were tiny in comparison to the second) and each section would require a loading screen between journeying to them rather than just moving seamlessly through the world. Some of the best powers in the game would break the Vita, most notably the ability to throw objects. This ability existed in the first game but it was mostly useless since you had to search the world for objects and there hardly were any due to the game being on the Vita. Some parts of the second game would probably be unplayable without this ability too. They'd also likely have to change the art style significantly and have it close to the first game's muted colors due to the weak draw distance the game would have on the Vita. In the first game, the world was mostly brown and yellowish so that the world wouldn't look terrible as the assets streamed in (and they didn't start streaming in until you got pretty close). This worked to the games benefit in giving the game a painterly look but they couldn't make the world look more colorful and vibrant without showing the obvious flaws. If they were to try with the second game's art style on the Vita, you'd get bright, colorful, low poly textured buildings and landscapes out in the distance that stick out terribly. It simply wouldn't be the same game and it would have also been a terrible waste of money as nobody would have bought it either.
As a Vita owner, putting this game on PS4 was the BEST decision to make.
When it was first tease, it said PSVITA but once I saw that PlayStation or rather Andrew House abandon it and switch to PS4. I decided that I won't support the game, not because is coming to PS4 but rather they lied that it was coming to PSVITA so I decided that only buy PS4 exclusives that was never originally for PSVITA. You may not like my opinion but i was piss off how us PSVITA was treated so I spoke with my money like others which GR2 didn't have a great sales.
I honestly hope they expand the online service for as long as possible. Many people (myself included) pay for online, so to have it taken away from one of my games so soon is heartbreaking.
Do you even know that the online consists of leader boards, pictures that people take will randomly spawn to like in game in the locations they took them and you take pictures for hints at a mini-game for like 10 gems and dusty coins. It's not even significant when you see exactly what those things are and PS Plus was never required because it's not multiplayer. It's just extra grind stuff for 2 costumes and a few equips that become useless way before you even get them
YAY! Because I'm just starting playing it and the online part is actually really really cool!
This is wonderful news! <3
I love the false outrage from people. The loss of the online does not detract from the game experience.
currently playing it..its an amazing sequel...I was in love with the first one...now the second is what i was dreaming of and more...one of the best new PS IPs...need more people to play this to appreciate it
Incredible game, genuinely surprised. I thought the graphics were outstanding, definitely one of the best looking games I've played.
The first one gave me so much motion sickness, I actually had to vomit a couple of times playing the game... Didn't stop me. The game was awesome anyway. I really need to buy this one too and vomit all over again. No regrets.
The first one was fun, but needed more content. It was hard flying around on the Vita, but will definitely pick this up when it goes on sale for the PS4.
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