Guerrilla Games has just announced its plans to shut down online servers for three of its games next month. Killzone Mercenary, Killzone Shadow Fall, and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League’s online servers will go offline as of August 12, 2022.
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
Killzone Mercenary was released almost 10 years ago for the PlayStation Vita in September of 2013 and Killzone Shadow Fall was also released in 2013 as a PlayStation 4 launch game. RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, on the other hand, was released only 6 years ago on October 13, 2016.
“It hasn’t been easy doing something so completely different. Whether or not we’ve put a permanent period behind the series, it’s too early to make announcements on that,” said Hulst “All I can say is that we’ve always loved the Killzone universe and the Killzone series, and we still do. We share that passion for the game with a lot of our fans.”
It is worth noting that the servers shutdown will only affect online features and multiplayer modes. Fortunately, this leaves single-player campaigns available for all players for both titles.