Online Server Shutdown Update

So far, we’ve seen a few games have their online server shutdown this year on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, causing their Platinum trophies to become Not Obtainable. Some notable titles were PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Twisted Metal, Warhawk, and Drawn to Death.

Yet the list is not over. As games age, and their online servers become less populated with players, they run the risk of being closed. This can spell disaster for trophy hunters and completionists determined to get those Platinum trophies.

So to help you prepare for these disasters, here is a list of all known titles scheduled to have their online servers closed both this year and next:

July 25, 2019

StarBlood Arena – This was a free PSVR game for PlayStation Plus members in January 2018. The game is online-only, so not only will the Platinum and all its trophies become Not Obtainable by this date, but the game itself will become unplayable.

August 22, 2019

PES 2018 – Also known as Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, or Winning Eleven 2018 in Japan, this game was released by Konami in September 2017 for both the PS3 and PS4. The game includes 15 online trophies, which means the Platinum for both consol versions will become Not Obtainable.

September 4, 2019

The Last of Us – Only the PS3 version will be affected by the shutdown. The game includes 4 online trophies, and several more for the DLC.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – This shutdown is also for the PS3 version. The game includes 2 easy online trophies, though numberous more for the DLC.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Like the above, only the PS3 version will have its online servers closed. Again, only 2 easy online trophies are required for the Platinum, but many more for the DLC.

December 31, 2019

NBA 2K18 – This should come as no surprise to fans of the NBA 2K series, as their online servers usually don’t last longer than a year. There are a number of online trophies on both the PS3 and PS4 version which will become Not Obtainable after this date.

March 31, 2020

DriveClub – This racing game for the PS4 includes 8 online trophies.

DriveClub VR – The PSVR version of DriveClub, released in October 2016. This game includes 2 online trophies.

DriveClub Bikes – The motorcycle version of DriveClub, released in October 2015. This game includes 3 online trophies, which will become Not Obtainable by March 31 of next year.

May 19, 2020

WWE 2K19 – Though the manual states May 31, we heard from other sources that the online servers will be shut down one week earlier. Fans of the series who want to get the Platinum should try unlock its online trophies before this date, to be safe rather than sorry.

December 31, 2020

NBA 2K19 – This game was recently released, and we already know the date for its online server shutdown. However, while there is still a fair bit of time to unlock its online trophies, it’s always a good habit to knock them out as quickly as possible, while the servers are still populated.