Guerrilla Games have announced that servers for three games are to be shut down. PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS Vita classic Killzone: Mercenary, and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League will all lose their online modes but the single player modes will continue to work.
On 12 August 2022, online servers for Killzone: Mercenary, Killzone Shadow Fall (including Intercept Mode) and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League will shut down. Online features (including online multiplayer modes) will cease on that date. Single player offline modes remain available
— Guerrilla (@Guerrilla) July 22, 2022
We gave Shadow Fall 8/10 when it launched, “As a package, it’s a superb launch title and a great first person shooter. Killzone’s back, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us next,” said Blair.
Well the place Killzone went next was to the PS Vita with Killzone Mercenary, “This isn’t just a game you need to buy if you own a Vita, this is the game you buy a Vita for,” said Blair in our 10/10 review.
Finally we have RIGS: Mechanized Combat League but let’s pretend that didn’t happen, because it didn’t, it launched and died within a couple of weeks.
Anyway, back to Killzone which has been missing from PlayStation for a good few years. Most recently, Bryan Paul from YouTube channel PSVR Without Parole has suggested that a VR game based on the Killzone franchise was being developed by Sony. Paul has accurately leaked and number of PSVR games before but this is the first time anyone has mentioned a VR version of Killzone.
It is reported that the game was in development with Supermassive Games, the team behind PSVR titles Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Tumble, Bravo Team and The Inpatient. It is suggested that for some reason Sony pulled the game from Supermassive, possibly due to the negative reviews that were heaped upon VR shooter Bravo Team. The game was then moved in-house by Sony, although we do not know which team picked it up.
Will Killzone VR be a PSVR 2 launch title? We shall wait and see.