Remember that time Sony attempted a Smash Brothers style beat ’em up featuring a line up of PlayStation characters? Sure you do, it was called PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and launched back in 2012 for the then current PS3. Well unfortunately for fans of the title, Sony have announced that it will face server shutdown on October 25th. So if you like to battle online then best get some matches in over the next few weeks.
It is not ALL bad news, the single player campaign and local multiplayer will still be available, however obviously the online features of the game will be disabled. Also, it is not the only game to face the end of its online multiplayer life as Twisted Metal and Warhawk are due to retire on the same day.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale featured 24 fighters from a range of PlayStation franchises including Uncharted, Tekken, Metal Gear and Twisted Metal (plus many more) in four way combat. It was notable for featuring cross play with PS Vita and was one of the first games to trial cross buy, which meant if you bought it for your PS3 you got the PS Vita version free!
Upon release the mainstream reviews were lukewarm to positive and the game was perhaps compared negatively to Smash Bros. That said though, I know a few people that enjoyed it. Sales wise it did OKAY but not well enough to warrant a sequel. Whether anybody will miss the online server is another question, games like this tend to be party games and best played locally anyway.
Are you going to get a few last rounds in online before October 25th?