Resident Evil: Outbreak online server to close
- Posted December 3rd, 2007 at 07:05 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 16 Comments
Capcom has announced that the online servers for its PlayStation 2 titles, Resident Evil: Outbreak and Monster Hunter will be closing permanently on December 31, 2007.
News comes following the revelation that the external company hosting the server for both games revealed it is pulling out of the PlayStation 2 online business indefinitely. Efforts were made in an attempt to extend the contract or possibly move the hosting elsewhere, but to no avail.
In regards to Resident Evil: Outbreak, this news only effects the North American and Japanese versions of the game, as the PAL release omitted online functionality altogether. Capcom previously closed the online servers for the sequel, File #2, earlier this year.
Source: Capcom Forums
- 2:13am EST - December 3rd, 2007
People need to relize that they should switch over to the PS3! Thats were the good action is taking place. Get to the 3rd gen! Servers arn't going to be up for the ps2 forever. Just like when the Playstation 4 comes out, the ps3 servers wouldn't be up for long! ;-)
- 2:34am EST - December 3rd, 2007
Thank God! Resident Evil Outbreak was a terrible game, a horrible game of the franchise.
- 3:39am EST - December 3rd, 2007
hope they'll make a ps3 version of this game.. i liked the idea of online co-op survival...
- 4:04am EST - December 3rd, 2007
#reccodog actually, we are in the 7th generation of gaming. The first PlayStation came out in the fith gen. But you're right: We have moved!! We're in a new time, with new possibilities, so we should just use this, and skip to the PS3!
- 6:07am EST - December 3rd, 2007
psn id: gingo... no wonder ps2 online was an absolute disgrace and sony should have made it much better like their ps3 effort
- 9:11am EST - December 3rd, 2007
@ reccodog... 3rd gen? in case you didn't know, videogames go back farther than the original playstation. this is more like the 7th generation...
EDIT: oops, just saw Triple DK's post. At least we're on the same page!
- 9:23am EST - December 3rd, 2007
come on outbreak was terrible + was releases in 04, whos still playing it?
- 12:41pm EST - December 3rd, 2007
ok, ok, I just relized what I wrote. This is the 7th generation, Im just used to hearing 3rd. Thats all. Thanks for letting me know ;-b
- 1:11pm EST - December 3rd, 2007
I still played this game. Not that much tho. I liked the whole survival thing but only have 4 boxes to carry things was horrible and made not play it as much.
- 1:25pm EST - December 3rd, 2007
Well I think this is one area where the 360 shines. Because Microsoft uses a closed system any game that was playable on line for the original Xbox can still be played to this day. I know the game was not that good but I am sure there are some people who enjoyed it and still play and will be sad to see the severs go off line.
- 2:05pm EST - December 3rd, 2007
To be honest i played that resi online last year and the servers were empty.
- 5:54pm EST - December 3rd, 2007
Sad! Not because of the game... but because of Sony's online choices. If one person is playing an original xbox game, I can join in! You get what you pay for... I'll gladly pay the small Live fee!
- 8:21pm EST - December 3rd, 2007
@XB2B1 ........ Wow.... your cool.....
- 8:37pm EST - December 4th, 2007
Has anyone made any effort to get the XB2B1 troll banned yet?
- 9:17am EST - December 26th, 2007
- 4:51pm EDT - September 27th, 2008
I suppose I am one of those few who will dearly miss the online play. I personally hope they eventually bring back the servers.
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