PS4 games warning: Sony to shut down servers of popular PlayStation franchise

Sony has dropped a major bombshell to PS4 fans – they will be shutting down the servers of a popular franchise after 15 years.

Singstar, which has sold millions of copies, was first released in 2004 and has won several awards, including an award for originality at the BAFTA Games Awards.

Now Sony is killing all online functionality, network features and song purchases for the game.

The move will affect all PlayStation platforms, but luckily all offline features will still be available.

Sony said in an announcement: As of 31st January, 2020, 23.59GMT, the SingStore servers will be shut down.

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“All online functionality, network features and digital music downloads will immediately be disabled. You will still be able to play and enjoy these games in offline mode.”

In the post, Sony confirmed Singstar fans would still be able to play songs on physical discs, access Party Mode, track and record high scores offline, take and store videos and create song playlists.

However, it means you won’t be able to track and record high scores online, or compete in online challenges.

Also, PS3 and PS2 users will not be able to re-download previously downloaded and deleted songs.

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So PS3 and PS2 users will need to ensure all their digital purchases they want are downloaded onto their console.

Unfortunately, the change also means players won’t be able to unlock the Channel Surfer, Concert Debut, Stars in my Eyes and Singstar achievements.

The accompanying post on the SingStar website reads: “We've loved watching the community grow, and have lots of fond memories from working on SingStar. Your support over the years has meant the world."

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