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    Default How long will the online servers stay alive?

    Has anyone found any info about PS3 game servers closing down, especially Wipeout HD? Sony is surely gonna strip down support for the PS3 in an accelerated rate during this year. HOME is closing down on the 31st of march and since Wipeout HD Fury isn't on the list for Playstation Now it is a bit worrying. Does anyone remember if HD and 2048 uses the same servers? I think I read that somewhere but can't remember. That might save HD for a while since 2048 is a much newer game and should get support a bit longer.

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    I really hate Sony now.

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    Did some research, and it seems Grand Turismo 5 is also shutting down on May 20th, Resistance gets its plug pulled March 28th :/
    GT5 Is younger than Wipeout HD btw..

    They better announce it, cuz i will play the **** out of it one last time if it did in fact shut down
    But let's hope that's still a long ways away

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    A saving grace for WOHD which might keep the severs open longer then you might think is, the fact that it got a second lease of life with the release of WO 2048...Crossplay , was 'The" major selling point, promoted by Sony at the time.

    WO 2048 was the "Title" that showed how it was going to happen.

    Taking WO HD offline would be equivalent of taking 2048 offline as well

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    why am I still not hopeful?

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    Has anyone been online lately? At this rate, I wouldn't blame them for shutting down servers. Here in central time, I have to wait around 2-3 hours before I see any race pop up at all regardless of speed. Every now and then I see a Phantom Eliminator lobby, but there just isn't anyone online anymore.

    If everyone is so worried about shutting down the servers, we need to prove that they are worth keeping online. Things may be different overseas, but there is no one ever online anymore.

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    You mirrored my thoughts Mannjon,

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    This is what angered me with Nintendo and Mario Kart Wii. They pulled the plug on the best selling point of the game--the online racing. I guess that was Nintendo's way of forcing people to buy the Wii U and Mario Kart 8. Screw that.

    Anyway, I have been much too busy to race for the past few months. But I hope the leaderboards remain visible or active. I wanted to beat Doriett's score! And I see that Lilith is now on top of me too. (Which is perfectly all right with me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannjon View Post
    Has anyone been online lately? At this rate, I wouldn't blame them for shutting down servers. Here in central time, I have to wait around 2-3 hours before I see any race pop up at all regardless of speed. Every now and then I see a Phantom Eliminator lobby, but there just isn't anyone online anymore.

    If everyone is so worried about shutting down the servers, we need to prove that they are worth keeping online. Things may be different overseas, but there is no one ever online anymore.
    i played online phantom races and phantom tournament , the eliminator lobby isn't that guy "famotorsgilsz" or something like that? , and you right we need to prove
    Last edited by Dylan061997; 6th February 2015 at 12:05 PM.

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    Hmmmm, there's usually a lobby going when i hop on, rarely, nobody there, i guess it's all about timing probably, US ppl might have it a little tougher since wipeout is a bit more of an EU game (i think) therefor time differences might be major

    And if there IS a lobby going, but just a mode/speed you don't play often/don't like, just join it and have a couple of games until you get that feeling again of, neeeh this isn't for me, and then check the lobbies again, maybe a new one popped up, that's what i do

    And yes, "farmotors..." is that guy xD

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