Epic to shut down the online services of these popular games


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Epic officially announced that it will start to shut down outdated online services and servers for many old games in the Epic series. The company will switch to only supporting Epic online services and its unified friend system. However, it will support the voice chat function, parental support and parental verification features. According to the report, most of the games that are going off will be playable offline. Nevertheless, there will be a few that will no longer be playable offline. 

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List of Games that Epic will Shut down

The list of games that will all be removed from online services on January 24th includes the following

  • 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: There are plans to bring back online features via Epic Online Services in the future.
  • Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition

However, it is important to note that players of these games can continue to play offline single player or local multiplayer game modes.

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For the games above, starting today, the Epic Store has begun removing all games that are still available on the digital store. The gaming company is also prohibiting the purchase of any in-game DLC. Epic also removed the Mac and Linux versions of Dove Boyfriend and Dove Boyfriend: Holiday Star, as well as the mobile game DropMix, from the store. However, players who already own these games have nothing to worry about. They will still be able to play them.

In addition, “War Breakers” will be closed on December 30, and the official will automatically refund any in-game purchases made by Epic direct payment within 180 days. Unreal Tournament (Alpha), Rock Band: Blitz, Rock Band: Companion and SingSpace will shut down on January 24, at which time players will no longer be able to access them.

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