The online multiplayer servers for Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 games are going offline forever. The developer has announced that the servers for Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, and The Last of Us: Left Behind will go offline on Tuesday, September 3, at 5 PM PT.
“It’s bittersweet to say the least. Uncharted and The Last of Us multiplayer on the PS3 are defining entries in Naughty Dog’s history and we’ve been honored to support the passionate communities that have grown around them for almost a decade. We have so many fond memories from playing alongside you throughout the years,” Naughty Dog’s Scott Lowe said in a blog post.
To celebrate the games and to give them a send-off, Naughty Dog is offering all DLC for each game completely free now until the servers go down in September. You can find the DLC in each game’s respective multiplayer DLC bundle.
“Thank you to everyone who has played Uncharted and The Last of Us multiplayer on PS3 and for all of your incredible enthusiasm, feedback, and support,” Lowe said.
It is not uncommon for developers/publishers to end support for multiplayer servers for older games as they focus instead on newer, more populated titles. In the case of Uncharted 2, the oldest of the titles going offline, was released 10 years ago in 2009. In all cases, the single-player campaign modes for each title will remain playable.
Naughty Dog’s next game is The Last of Us: Part II, which is on the way but still doesn’t have a release date. Sony is not attending E3 2019 this month so fans will have to wait a bit longer to learn more about the game.