Epic Games announced that they are suspending online services and shutting off servers for select games starting today. While the process begins today, online services will not be fully disabled until January 24th. Epic states that players can continue to play single-player or local multiplayer.
In a statement on their website, Epic Games says that they plan to “move to solely support Epic Online Services with its unified friends system, voice chat features, parental controls, and parental verification features.” As such, the suspension of select online services is part of this plan.
Here’s the complete list of games:
- 1000 Tiny Claws
- Dance Central 1-3
- Note: Dance Central VR online multiplayer will remain available
- Green Day: Rock Band
- Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
- Rock Band 1-3
- Note: Rock Band 4 online multiplayer will remain available
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
- Unreal Gold
- Unreal II: The Awakening
- Unreal Tournament 2003
- Unreal Tournament 2004
- Unreal Tournament 3
- Note: We have plans to bring back online features via Epic Online Services in the future.
- Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition
Beyond Epic Games just suspending online services, the company states that they are removing select games from digital storefronts. They’re also disabling any in-game DLC purchases as of today.
Hatoful Boyfriend and Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star saw their Mac and Linux versions removed from storefronts. The mobile game DropMix is also removed from storefronts. Those that already own these games will still be able to play them.
Battle Breakers will shut down on December 30th. Unfortunately, players will not be able to continue to play the game, but refunds are planned through Epic direct payment. Anything purchased backdated to 180 days is eligible for a refund.
Finally, Unreal Tournament (Alpha), Rock Band Blitz, Rock Band Companion app, and SingSpace will be shut down and no longer accessible to players on January 24th.