Killzone 3 is merely 10 days away. The public multiplayer beta is available to all those interested and a single-player demo will drop this week.

Obviously, it's full steam ahead for Guerrilla's hot new project. But what about those who have played and supported Killzone 2 over the past few years? While it makes sense that the developer is shifting its focus to the new title, it seems Guerrilla has unceremoniously kicked those fans to the curb: according to several forums and communities, it seems the KZ2 online leaderboards haven't been updated and player rankings have been frozen. Many like to play for the benefit of Trophies and weekly rankings but as of now, it seems nothing is happening…might KZ2 already be dismissed entirely? You can find evidence of the halt in support at the official Killzone forums , as well as at the PS3Trophies forums .

The biggest problem is that if support has indeed ended for KZ2, the fans never received any prior warning from Guerrilla. Furthermore, no Guerrilla staff members are answering any questions anywhere, which isn't going over well, either. Perhaps one could make the argument that it's to be expected with KZ3 right around the corner, but even so, it's never a good idea to have miffed fans in your stable. We'll have to see if Guerrilla makes an official KZ2-related announcement this week.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

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Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Wow im not suprised… with all the beta problems due to not having dedicated servers like kullzone2 they are trying to save money and squeeze every cent out of us. NO i will not get kz3 servers suck and i can already see hiw they will support us. Its sad a AAA exclusive turned out like this with horrible review scores and horrible support.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

u really worried about the review scores???
I'm playing the beta in asia region and i can always login to play.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Your comment is stupid on so many levels. The KZ3 beta servers are fine as far as I can tell. I haven't been kicked or denied access once. Not once. Also the reviews be damned. It's obvious some of the reviewers are just butt hurt because their crappy console of choice is going to have a sh!t year. Judging from the beta and demo KZ3 is a great game so far and I only see it getting better.

Cavan1
Cavan1
9 years ago

your comment is just stupid, for starters the reviews have been pretty good, so what an 8.5 offa ign is a bad score, if you think that then your just an idiot!

Then for seconds, Killzone 3 has dedicated servers! the reason your struggling to get on, is because its not a demo, its a beta, the idea is for an online beta is to test the servers under stress, since the beta is free off the store, more people have downloaded it (i read 5 million somewhere, not a fact though) then with the proper game, not as many people will buy it then just download the free beta. meaning the servers will be less stressed, as once i do get into the game, ive never played an online match thats so good, honestly you play killzone 3 compared to summin like lag of duty, and the difference is just huge, its like playing single player campaign its thats good.

So to say how its turned out to be so horrible, its just so stupid, words cannot describe.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

@Jawknee, I anticipated this type of negative reviews for PS exclusives this year because what else can be complained about. I have actually read some of them to see if there are any valid points. 90% seem like bias opinion and the remaining 10% are things that can be addressed with a simple update. Hence the term BETA.
I never depended on reviews. To me it is just entertainment. Although I have found that PSX reviews seem to reflect closely with what my thoughts are for many games. I am realistic and hate sugarcoating or undeserved bashing. To me that is a sign of immaturity. No place for that in reviews.


Last edited by FatherSun on 2/12/2011 11:34:55 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Shameful, the amount of bias in the gaming media. It's been a disgusting display of jackassery that's for sure.

xenris
xenris
9 years ago

IGNs review in particular is a laugh. I wont spoil anything as Ben said he doesn't want people discussing other reviews i think? But things they rip on KZ3 for having, they let games like gears of war 1 & 2, Halo and MW2 in particular get away with. So they basically dismiss them in the Xbox exclusives and come up with a pretty poor excuse, saying things like "who plays shooters for the story" things like that.

Anyway I don't listen to reviews anymore unless the review says the game is completely broken, but even then I might rent it if I was really interested in it before. All in all it seems a lot of professional Journalists are going down a less than honourable path when it comes to reviews.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

They probably reviewed it based on the beta.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Problems? I haven't seen anything when my brother was playing it, he never got disconnected or kicked out at all it ran very smoothly without any problems from our end of the Beta.

And if you did get kicked it was because of high traffic and maintenance.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Couldn't it just be that they're updating their servers in preparation for the KZ3 launch? I doubt they'd be fool enough to unceremoniously shut down KZ2 servers when the game itself has a trophy for reaching certain ranks.

It's true that GG silence is unnerving, but I'm sure we'll hear something soon. If they don't respond they'll be hurting KZ3 sales that's for sure.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

I really hope your right what. Just maintenance. What they do now will resonate with those who want to purchase K3.

If developers plan on shutting down servers then they should limit online trophies or eliminate them altogether. What if someone decides to purchase Killzone 2. It will not have many features that are advertised on the box. Of course these are the benefits of purchasing the game when it is released but not eveyrone will look at it that way.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I think Alienage is probably right as well.

@Fathusan, I agree with your statement though we do agree to their Terms of Service when we attempt to login for the first time. I am pretty sure some where in there is says Guerilla reserves the right to close down servers and stop support any time they choose without notice. Crappy, I know.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

They could hand the servers off to what used to be Incognito studio's,as they just handle the Warhawk servers now!!!

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Ah.. Disclaimers, gotta luv em'.

Wissam
Wissam
9 years ago

I liked kz2 mp. too bad this is not good news if true.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

With all the Killzone Konfusion, Konflict and Kontroversy this would not be wise of Guerrilla. Not at this time and not this way.


Last edited by FatherSun on 2/12/2011 11:19:06 AM

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

i like what you did there

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Hope this isn't true. While I can live with the new controls in KZ3 I would still like to be able to play KZ2 when I like. Also as others have mentioned, there are quite a few online trophies I still need to get.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

They can't drop KZ2 mp because you need to get certain online trophies in order to platinum it(which i hate)
As i'm on the subject i'd prefer if they only relased single player trophies with the disc and then when you go online you could download an online trophy set that doesn't interfere with you progress toward the plat trophy,its just lame that you have to be the best player in mp for an entire week to get a certain trophy in KZ2.Think of all the people who don't have the internet but got trophy support through a disc update,they'll never get the platinum trophy and neither will i because i suck at KZ2 MP ;(

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

theres no way this'll happen.
for christ sake, the friggin servers for RE5's VS. mode is still up and running.
if THATS still going, then i seriously doubt they will just drop KZ2.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Good point.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Don't think RE5 uses dedicated severs,one player hosts and others join in methinks.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Yes all of your fanboy comments are what drives this website always on someones d**k if it says something negative to ps3

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Calm down

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Maybe you should of researched what a beta is before making moronic statements!
And kZ3 is getting mostly getting high 8's and 9's which means very good boardering on elite status,but just rent the game & make up your own mind!


Last edited by Lord carlos on 2/12/2011 11:49:30 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

It's not that you said something negative about the PS3, it's that your comments are baseless and ignorant. You haven't played the game yet, you are bitching about beta servers and you're putting stock into a couple biased review scores.

Now, begone troll!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Latinxxfutbol: Let's see…you have 9 posts, none of which were even worth posting. You also made two comments in this topic that are completely unwarranted; nobody brought up anything about Killzone 3's quality; this article wasn't even ABOUT Killzone 3.

That was you. You slam on KZ3 in the first reply, claiming the average high-8 review score are "horrible" and then insult everyone else.

So. Shut it or leave.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

You clearly have no idea how this site works, you don't just throw around insults, it isn't tolerated.

Who_KilledMe
Who_KilledMe
9 years ago

You don't like it? There's an easy solution. Don't visit this site. I find that if I disagree with a site or its posters that is the best thing. But I have had a different impression of this site. Most posters are the most mature and intelligent you will find on a gaming site. It's usually reserved to people like you to make an ass of themselves. Have a nice day. If you're not yet, you might want to try a few more ignorant posts, because that is what seems to get people like you through your day.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

@Latinoxx Troll
Please return to IGN.
Thank you and have a nice day.

Who_KilledMe
Who_KilledMe
9 years ago

Another thought on your comment, you seem to think there some unfair bias towards the ps3 on this site. Well I have noticed a little too, but nothing compared to other sites. This is a playstation fan site after all. Like I said, I have noticed a bit of unfair bias or discrimination, one particular that I've noticed is the bias against call of duty.

I for one really like the call of duty games, and I think they are unfairly looked down upon because of popularity and activisions arrogance. But I still agree with most posters on most every thing else.

But if it is bothering you that bad, maybe take your issues elsewhere, where there are more like minded individuals. I really don't see the obsession with being in the minority on a site, and sticking with it. Is it in the hope that you'll convince people that you have a point (which you clearly don't)?

I don't post very often on any of the sites I enjoy reading, but this type of ignorance always annoys me.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Just another jackass that wants to take it seriously on the net.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 2/12/2011 3:38:00 PM

Silent_J
Silent_J
9 years ago

haha funny guy .

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Loser gone.

Those with the intelligence of a tomato don't usually last, anyway.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Don't generalize, Ben! I know some smart tomoatos! Don't bring them down to his level!

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Is that even possible? What would happen to people trying to get the online trophies? If they stopped supporting the Killzone 2 online play would all of the trophies credit automatically with an update or something?

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Not a good idea for them to remain silent, regardless of what the cause is. When you have something this big happening and you don't tell people it leads to some bad press which will be bad for the big release of your new game.

Hopefully it's a minor issue that will be fixed, but either way they need to tell their fans what is going on.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

True dat

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They must just be overloaded with KZ3 business. There's just no way GG would do us like that. It'll be fixed and then someone will make a statement.

Nobody is that dumb, KZ is for all intents and purposes a newish IP (Few even tried part 1 on PS2) and they are still growing the brand. GG should know some people have yet to get on board and will start with a cheaper copy of KZ2.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I did play the gameon botzone , im a ps plus subscriber sohow am i biased and i got the ps plus demo so…

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

No one said you were biased. We said your comments were stupid and baseless. You don't want to buy KZ3? Fine, go b!tch to a community who cares. I suggest NG4 or IGN.

P.s. There's this little thing called…the Reply button. USE IT!


Last edited by Jawknee on 2/12/2011 1:53:46 PM

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

In reply to all posts by LxxF since your comments are all over the place.

I usually don't interfere with someones opinion cause If you feel that way then its all good but the statement "on someones dick" usually means that you are sweating them and just cant get over it. So if you look at it from others point of view it seems like you are on their dicks. Especially when you initiated the conversation.

PSX=Playstation Extreme. That should have been the first indicator. Don't be surprised when some members defend their console of choice.


Last edited by FatherSun on 2/12/2011 2:34:19 PM

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

wish I had the PSN PLus demo grrrr

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Your comment is still pending moderator approval, which means you either posted a link or swore, but PLEASE learn to use the 'reply' button next to the original poster to keep the same topic in one area. You're polluting this site.

And so far, you're the only one in the wrong thus far. People are getting mad at you for a good reason. This site has a reputation for intelligent conversation. People often disagree here, but very rarely do they get as offensive as you are now. And when many of us inevitably do get offensive, we get called on it. And most of us apologize for anything that was out of line.

You can't blame people for thinking you are a troll. You're behaving completely unlike anyone else on this site would. Plenty of people here don't like popular games like CoD or top notch titles like Gran Turismo, and that's fine since it's often a preference issue. But you're behaving out of line in a way people here won't tolerate. Instead of blind uneducated accusations, you should try to develop a good case for why you feel the way you do. People might not agree, but they'd at least respect your opinion.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 2/12/2011 2:20:10 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Pwned before his post even got up.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

They're not going to cease support anytime soon for KZ2.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Because I'm a ninja I already know such things.

Also, I know that they'd have to pull all of the multiplayer map packs off from PSN. And they'd also have to yank the GH edition of KZ2 from store shelves. The one that has about 3 or 4 references to PSN and online play right on the packaging.

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

I don't see the things you mention as an obstacle to kill online support.

One example: Sony's Studio Liverpool F1 game, they still sell it in shops with the same packaging and still boasting 22 online multiplayer races eventhough the game servers are long gone and you can't play online.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

they still sell the game new like that?

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Yes they still sell it new like that. Nothing changed.