Sony PlayStation 4 and Vita during the early stages received two titles: Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone: Mercenaries. Both the titles, first-person shooters in nature, are sequels and spin-offs to the long-running Killzone series. Both the games are also known for their stellar visuals and multiplayer experience.
Unfortunately, for fans of the multiplayer portion of the game, it seems there is some disappointing news on the horizon. Yesterday, through Guerilla Games’ official Twitter, the company announced that they will discontinue multiplayer for these titles.
As per the tweet, starting 12 August 2022, online services for Killzone: Mercenary and Killzone Shadow Fall will stop working. The Intercept Mode will also stop functioning in Killzone: Shadow Fall. Furthermore, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, another game by Guerilla will also follow a similar fate.
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
While the multiplayer portion of these games dies out, the single-player experience will stay intact. Even though it is unfortunate news, it makes sense for the studio to shut the multiplayer portions of the games down.
Over the years, the player base for these games kept dwindling, and server maintenance for game mode not actively used is sadly a waste of resources. Hopefully, the title returns in some shape or form soon.