Capcom has announced that the online servers for Dragon’s Dogma and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be shut down for Xbox 360 players on March 31st. The PS3. PS4. Xbox One, and PC servers will continue to function as normal for the time being. The server shutdown means players will not be able to rent pawns from each other, and the Ur-Dragon will also be unavailable.
The reason for the shut down has not been explicitly stated, but the decision is usually made when the amount of people using the feature has dropped dramatically. This means viability of keeping the servers on becomes harder to justify in terms of cost.