Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3

Epic Games introduced Wednesday that it’s shutting off “out-of-date online services and servers” for older games. The first three Rock Band games may have on-line servers shut off on Jan. 24, alongside servers for Unreal Gold, Unreal Tournament 3, and a lot extra. Epic Games stated it’s seeking to “solely support Epic Online Services with its unified friends system, voice chat features, parental controls, and parental verification features.”

The majority of the games included in Wednesday’s record will probably be accessible to play offline, Epic Games stated — however not all of them. Here’s the record of games which might be going offline on Jan. 24, however will nonetheless be accessible with out the web:

  • 1000 Tiny Claws
  • Dance Central 1-3 (Dance Central VR on-line multiplayer will stay accessible)
  • Green Day: Rock Band
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
  • Rock Band 13 (Rock Band 4 on-line multiplayer will stay accessible)
  • The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
  • Unreal Gold
  • Unreal 2: The Awakening
  • Unreal Tournament 2003
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition

Epic Games is eradicating these games from its on-line storefront, so gamers will not be capable to buy them or related DLC. Alongside these titles, Hatoful Boyfriend and Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star are not accessible for Mac and Linux — however individuals who already personal the game can nonetheless play.

Epic Games says it has plans to deliver again on-line options for Unreal Tournament 3, and the game’s Steam web page now lists a “completely free” model of the game that “supports crossplay between all PC players, whether they’re logged into their Steam, Epic Games Store or GOG accounts.” Epic guarantees “No microtransactions and no strings attached,” for the game it’s calling Unreal Tournament X.

On Dec. 30, Epic Games stated it’s shutting down 2019’s Battle Breakers, which is able to not be playable. Epic, which revealed the game, will refund gamers made through its Epic fee system 180 days previous to Wednesday. On Jan. 24, the alpha model of the deliberate Unreal Tournament reboot, Rock Band Blitz, the Rock Band Companion app, and SingSpace will see the identical destiny — shut down and not playable.

Most of these games are fairly outdated, like Unreal Gold, which was launched in 1998. But some, like Battle Breakers, are more moderen. The shutdown of Unreal franchise games, which stay very fashionable, alongside the Rock Band games, are essentially the most stunning of the bunch. Both franchises have bought thousands and thousands of games, however playerbases for some of the older games are probably fairly low.

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