We’re all getting used to this kind of thing by now, and it’s an unfortunately necessary part of online multiplayer gaming. At least they’re waiting a while before they throw the switch.
Sony has announced that it will be switching off the servers for White Knight Chronicles and White Knight Chronicles II on June 18th 2013. That means that the online portions of those games will no longer be playable.
In addition, on August 2nd 2013, they’re switching off the online portions of Buzz!: Quiz-TV, Buzz!: Quiz-World, Buzz!: Brain of (the UK, etc.) and Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz. The single player portions will remain playable but any online functionality will be lost.
On September 15th, the Vita will lose online functions from MLB 12: The Show.
We assume that Sony monitors the amount of traffic going through these severs and only switches them off when that usage slows to become almost non-existant but it’s sure to be annoying to someone. I know someone who only bought a couple of the Buzz! games a couple of weeks ago, for example. At least the offline game modes will continue to function as normal – imagine if we were headed for an online-only console future…