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The official website of the sweiwa created by Guerrilla Games has closed, redirecting players to the official PlayStation website; the online game servers are still active.
PlayStation has closed the official website for Killzone, the sci-fi shooters series created in 2004 by Guerrilla Games, also responsible for the series that began with Horizon: Zero Dawn. The portal redirects visitors to the official PlayStation website. The multiplayer servers for the games that still had them active have not been affected. However, the web allowed Killzone: Shadow Fall on PlayStation 4 players to create and manage clans, which is no longer possible.
“The official website for the KILLZONE series has been withdrawn. From now on, visitors to Killzone.com will be directed to PlayStation.com,” reads the statement that appears upon entering the website. “While this change does not affect online multiplayer, player stats, or ranking data for Killzone Mercenary and Killzone: Shadow Fall, it is no longer possible to create or manage clans in Killzone Shadow Fall. We apologize for this inconvenience.”
The statement closes by thanking fans of the series “enthusiasm and support” over the years. Guerrilla Games are currently immersed in the development of Horizon II: Forbidden West. In 2017, the then main person in charge of the study, Hermen Hulst, did not make clear if they plan to return to the series or if they have completely put it aside to focus on Aloy’s story: “It’s fascinating to hear that there is such an appetite among fans. It is a saga and a universe that we love passionately.” In the same interview with the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, he added: “All I can say is that we have always loved the Killzone universe and the series, and we still do. We share this passion with many of our fans.”
The latest installment in the series, Killzone: Shadow Fall, dates from November 2013; It was a launch game for PlayStation 4. The online multiplayer servers for Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 for PlayStation 3 closed in 2017. They continue to support the PS4 game and the PS Vita game.
Guerrilla Games and PlayStation Studios will release Horizon II: Forbidden West for PS4 and PS5 in 2021 in Spain and the rest of the world. Unofficial information advanced by VGC assured that the study plans Aloy’s story as a trilogy, although the same source assured that the sequel would be exclusive to Sony’s new console.