Epic Games may be one of the largest and most profitable online game operators in the world due to the success of Fortnite, but today they announced that they are shutting down servers for a long list of classic titles, including most games in the Unreal and Rock Band series. According to the company, this is due to their desire to focus strictly on the games they use for the modern Epic Online Services system. It’s also likely a matter of merging its stuff into the Epic Games Store and Launcher, rather than having the errant bunch of old games still offered through Steam and GOG (many of the games that are shutting down seem to have also been removed from Steam and other stores). ).
Here is a list of games that will be shutting down online services by January 24th…
- 1000 tiny tentacles
- Central dance
- Central dance 2
- dance center 3
- Green Day: Rock Band
- Monsters (most likely) stole my princess
- rock band
- rock music 2
- rock music 3
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Supersonic missile-powered acrobatic combat vehicles
- Unreal gold
- Unreal II: The Awakening
- Unreal Championship 2003
- Unreal Championship 2004
- Unreal tournament 3
- Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition
For those who mourn the loss of most of the classic Unreal Tournament titles, Epic promises a new free-to-play Unreal Tournament 3 release in the future. Unreal Tournament 3 X will be coming to Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store, and will feature full cross-platform play. Here are more details…
- Unreal Tournament 3 X lets you download and start where you want; Play with whoever you want. Unreal Tournament X supports cross-play between all PC players, whether they are signed into Steam, Epic Games Store, or GOG accounts.
- There are no microtransactions and no terms attached. This is the fully-featured, award-winning first-person shooter you fell in love with… absolutely FREE.
An Unreal Tournament 3 X release date has yet to be set. Looking through your list of soon-to-be-closed games that you’ll especially miss?