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Sony is Shutting Down Servers for Two PS4 Exclusive Games

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When online games have their servers shut down, some or all of the game's content typically becomes unavailable to players. Unfortunately, two PS4 games are going to be receiving this treatment soon.

The games in question are Singstar and Driveclub. Each will see a shutdown in 2020, with Singstar's servers going offline on January 31st, 2020, and Driveclub's disconnecting on March 31st, 2020.

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Players who still enjoy Singstar will want to prepare for the game going offline as soon as possible. Thankfully, the game will still be playable, albeit with several of its features no longer available once it's offline. Players will still be able to enjoy their downloaded tracks, and for the foreseeable future, will still be able to download any tracks that they've purchased but subsequently deleted from their systems. However, no new songs will be available for purchase after January 31st, so if players have had their eye on new tracks and haven't made the leap, now's the time to do it.

In addition to the inability to play online, players will no longer be able to share clips to social media channels of any kind after the servers go down. Due to the loss of the game's online functionality, some trophies will no longer be able to be acquired, so players who want to 100% the game only have between now and early next year to get it done.

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Driveclub's online services will also become unavailable once the servers shut down. While the game will still be playable, users will no longer be able to compete online with other players, nor will the online leaderboards continue to function. The shutdown of Driveclub's servers follows Sony's decision to delist Driveclub from the online store, preventing new players from purchasing the game. However, like most games, players should be able to re-download the title if they've previously purchased it, at least for the forseeable future.

Singstar has enjoyed popularity since it initially debuted way back on the PS2, but like other music games, it appears to have experienced a dwindling following in recent years. Driveclub also sold quite well for a fairly early PS4 title, but as the PS4's lifespan begins to come to a close, it's likely that many early adopters have since moved on from the game, resulting in Sony's decision to shut down the servers.

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Source: PlayStation

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