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16 Jul 2013
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On 28th January 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment will terminate the online service for each of the following PlayStation®3 software titles:

 

  • MAG
  • SOCOM: Confrontation
  • SOCOM: Special Forces

 

 

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Sony finally killed socom!! Very sad day indeed :'(
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sad times, tis a shame theyre ending. though theyve all had a mighty good run and lots of fun had on each of them :D

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Envisager wrote:

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On 28th January 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment will terminate the online service for each of the following PlayStation®3 software titles:

 

  • MAG
  • SOCOM: Confrontation
  • SOCOM: Special Forces

 

 


 

How can you kill off the SOCOM series like this. Shocking, i still play confrontation to this day and have many friends that also do. It's not even like we can use XLINK Kai for this title as it doesn't support LAN

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born2destroy wrote:

Envisager wrote:

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On 28th January 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment will terminate the online service for each of the following PlayStation®3 software titles:

 

  • MAG
  • SOCOM: Confrontation
  • SOCOM: Special Forces

 

 


 

How can you kill off the SOCOM series like this. Shocking, i still play confrontation to this day and have many friends that also do. It's not even like we can use XLINK Kai for this title as it doesn't support LAN


Sadly the servers probably just don't have enough of a userbase for it to be worth keeping them running. I was gutted when EA shut down the Burnout Revenge servers. Still, life goes on and there'll be more games out there.

 

 I feel for people who've spent a lot of time on any of them, just to have it go in the bin though. It'd be good if on PS4 games went Peer2Peer when the servers are closed.

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So no Mag 2?
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no not unless another group of developers volunteer to help mag has died

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strangeplaice wrote:

born2destroy wrote:

Envisager wrote:

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On 28th January 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment will terminate the online service for each of the following PlayStation®3 software titles:

 

  • MAG
  • SOCOM: Confrontation
  • SOCOM: Special Forces

 

 


 

How can you kill off the SOCOM series like this. Shocking, i still play confrontation to this day and have many friends that also do. It's not even like we can use XLINK Kai for this title as it doesn't support LAN


Sadly the servers probably just don't have enough of a userbase for it to be worth keeping them running. I was gutted when EA shut down the Burnout Revenge servers. Still, life goes on and there'll be more games out there.

 

 I feel for people who've spent a lot of time on any of them, just to have it go in the bin though. It'd be good if on PS4 games went Peer2Peer when the servers are closed.


 

I agree, but SOCOM confrontation still has a good 2000+ players to this date last time i logged on. It's not just a game it's a series where i have met so many great friends and people from the PS2 SOCOM's right through to Confrontation. It will be a complete shame i will not be able to hop online and catch a good of SOCRACK

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I have good memories of MAG, it's sad to see it go.

 

I'm surprised Confrontation is going I would have thought that the servers were active enough to keep it going. Hopefully Sony put these servers to good use in the future.

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They're not being shut down until next year.

I think a lot of people will have moved on to the PS4 by then. ;)

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sad to see any game servers being shut down:(
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Shame indeed when you've spent fifty quid on a plastic beer mat

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Can understand to a degree that online severs will be shut down for old games especially if player numbers decline but both MAG & SOCOM: Confrontation are online only games which is concerning since with the next-gen titles there seems to be a lot of them promoting always online in their games.

 

This is why I love single player offline games, so if they decided to turn off the servers for mutliplayer you can still play the game, both MAG & SOCOM: Confrontation will become useless on 28/01/14.

 

Always online is not good as it would force consumers to keep buying newer games to be able to play them, but I assume the games companies are happy as this will increase their profits.

 

Bit of a rant but I can't stand how the industry is becoming, annualised games with no material changes just to make more money, having to tack on multiplayer to nearly every game when it is not needed & DLC for multiplayer map packs, why not create some story based content, rant over.

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I just hope that MAG can at least have the option for players to host their own servers. then it won't be fully dead.

I've bought all the expansions for it and sadly I can't put in time for it as my PS3 died a few weeks ago. I'm gonna miss it.
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