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Apperently S.C.E.E. are to shut down the online servers for motorstorm pacific rift on October 1st for ps 3 ok i dont play online very much with the game but what happens with all the online trophies that the game has will they patch them out because if your like me and enjoy collecting trophies and people get the game either brand new or second hand they are not going to be able to get all the trophies for the platinum trophy and 100% the game.

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Doubt it.

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chrisa3211 wrote:
Sauce for those who want it:

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/07/20/sony-pulls-the-shutter-on-more-playstation-servers/

...and in turn...

http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/games/detail/item97821/Support-for-online-game-features/


Reading the second link does take me back a few years to when the PS2 first got its online function... Twisted Metal Black online... SOCOM!! :(

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As someone who knows very little about networking on this scale would it have not been possible for game companies to build somewhat flexible server farms where capacity is on demand and when there is low demand in one area another games multiplayer could also be run from the same server, again I have no idea how this stuff works really, also on topic, was interesting to find the other day that the Resistance Fall of Man servers are still up, and being used, played a few good games on it the other day.
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pav4n wrote:
As someone who knows very little about networking on this scale would it have not been possible for game companies to build somewhat flexible server farms where capacity is on demand and when there is low demand in one area another games multiplayer could also be run from the same server, again I have no idea how this stuff works really, also on topic, was interesting to find the other day that the Resistance Fall of Man servers are still up, and being used, played a few good games on it the other day.


It's indeed possible. They could have one physical server and then split it up into  lots of virtual servers for low demand stuff.

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Alestes wrote:

pav4n wrote:
As someone who knows very little about networking on this scale would it have not been possible for game companies to build somewhat flexible server farms where capacity is on demand and when there is low demand in one area another games multiplayer could also be run from the same server, again I have no idea how this stuff works really, also on topic, was interesting to find the other day that the Resistance Fall of Man servers are still up, and being used, played a few good games on it the other day.


It's indeed possible. They could have one physical server and then split it up into  lots of virtual servers for low demand stuff.



Yes and many companies use the 'hybrid' technology for their servers.

 

There could be difficulties though as I would expect demand accross these games to be relatively similar. Also, I would expect the 'peaks' and 'troughs' during the day to be similar for the games as well. Therefore perhaps dedicated servers would still be required?

 

Furthermore, consider that Sony may have already done this and so multiple games' online support were closed when one server is switched off.

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I am little surprised tha Pacific Rift servers are being close to be honest. Sure the game wont be hugely popular online im sure beut it I thought it may have still had a solid community playing it.

 

So many good memories from that game online.

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The-Sea-Trout wrote:

I am little surprised tha Pacific Rift servers are being close to be honest. Sure the game wont be hugely popular online im sure beut it I thought it may have still had a solid community playing it.

 

So many good memories from that game online.


 

I think the same applies to GRID too (although I'm sure Sony didn't really have much decision in that one).

 

One of my favourite racers on the PS3 and  was never an issue finding a game online.  The seemed to be a very active user base with that game any time of the day (and night lol).

 

I know there are newer racers out (such as Showdown and Dirt etc) but they're not quite the same as GRID.

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Those who want to collect all the trophies in the game will be doomed.
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thats why games should never have online trophies
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That is just horrid, but that is the model of companies these days, wouldn't it be descent if they just setup a P2P server which could support a good few games and let the gamers who still play the game, host the game. one P2P server could be used by quite alot of games, all that is needed is a patch for the game.

 

At least do this for first party titles.

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this is way every game with online gaming option should have lan from the start. so people can host the game them self, long after the companies that dont want to have their own p2p up and running anymore.. because 90% of the games out there is p2p now days and not dedicated servers. they only use servers for scoreboards, trophies, matchmaking etc. while you use your own bandwidth.

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To be fair to the publishers, games generally only have their servers completely shutdown when the game is past its generation. Pacific Rift is an old game now and I doubt it has enough people on the servers to justify the expense. Would love to see an independent P2P server to run these games into the future but this tends to present various security issues.

 

Simple answer is that if you haven't played the game to completion already you probably aren't going to.

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