Sunday, January 16

A group of fans takes back the multiplayer of Motorstorm, Killzone 2 and other PS3 games

The servers of several of the most important PlayStation 3 games in terms of online community were shut down long ago, especially those from the early years of the console. A group of fans are working to restore the functions of the PlayStation Network and have already achieved make the first multiplayer playable Motorstorm, from Killzone 2, Warhawk, SOCOM Confrontation, Twisted Metal Black and Calling All Cars.

The group is called PSONE -PlayStation Online Network Emulated- and they have succeeded in replacing Sony’s servers with their own to which any player can connect. It should be noted that no modification is required in the PlayStation 3 software or the games: it is only necessary change the primary DNS to and the secondary to or Its creators reject donations and assure that the project only seeks to preserve the characteristics of these titles.

Among the team’s plans is to recover the online game of the shooter Resistance, from Wipeout HD and Ratchet & Clank: Pon tu Arsenal a Tope it is included PlayStation Home, a free virtual world that accompanied PS3 during its first years and that allows to meet and communicate with other users, personalize a house and participate in minigames.

Other games shut down their PS3 servers in recent years

The multiplayer of Motorstorm closed nearly a decade ago, while other more successful games on PlayStation 3 have done so more recently. In online de Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 or that of The Last of Us was turned off on this console in 2019 while the one of GTA Online from GTA 5 It will do so on PS3 and Xbox 360 next month. The online game of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions stop working in April 2022.

Killzone 2 on PS3 takes back online

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