Sony is shutting down SingStar and Driveclub servers next year

By Sean Carey, 13 days ago
Sony will shut down servers for SingStar on January 31st next year, and servers for Driveclub, Driveclub VR and Driveclub Bikes will also follow suit and close in March.

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Announced over on the PlayStation website, Sony says that SingStar servers will shut down on 31st January 202, 23.59 GMT. This means all online functionality, network features and downloading content for Singstar will no longer be available. Players will not be able to view or interact with any uploaded user-generated content or share any recorded media to any social websites, including the SingStar community. You will still be able to play the game offline and play digital songs that have previously been purchased and downloaded. PS4 players will be able to re-download previously deleted songs; however, this will not be possible on PS3 and PS2 versions of the game.

The servers shutting down means that some trophies will be affected too. A total of four trophies will become unobtainable. They are:

SingStarChannel surferThe Channel surfer trophy in SingStar worth 28 pointsView 50 pieces of media

SingStarConcert debutThe Concert debut trophy in SingStar worth 29 pointsUpload a piece of media

SingStarStars in my eyesThe Stars in my eyes trophy in SingStar worth 26 pointsRate 10 pieces of media

SingStarSingStar™The SingStar™ trophy in SingStar worth 633 pointsCollect every SingStar™ trophy


Channel Surfer, Stars in my Eyes and Concert Debut all look pretty straightforward trophies to grab, so you should be able to get them before the servers go down. The platinum, however, could prove a bit more difficult.

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As announced earlier in the year, all online servers for Driveclub, Driveclub VR and Driveclub Bikes will shut down on 31st March 2020, 23:59 BST. This means that players can no longer play online, use their season pass, represent their Club online in events or tours, create their own events or compete in leader boards, share stats and player progress. You will still be able to user season pass content in all single-player and offline modes; the same goes for any DLC.

The trophies affected for each game are listed below:

DRIVECLUB

DRIVECLUBClubmanThe Clubman trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 22 pointsJoin a Club, or have someone join a Club that you have created.

DRIVECLUBFirst Of ManyThe First Of Many trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 16 pointsBeat your first Face-Off.

DRIVECLUBContenderThe Contender trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 35 pointsWhen the timer expires on a Driver Challenge, be at the top of the leaderboard.

DRIVECLUBAnd So It Begins!The And So It Begins! trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 27 pointsSend a Challenge to another player.

DRIVECLUBFace-OffThe Face-Off trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 40 pointsComplete 50 Face-Offs.

DRIVECLUBHidden TrophyThe Hidden Trophy trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 49 pointsContinue playing to unlock this hidden trophy

DRIVECLUBUnbeatableThe Unbeatable trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 229 pointsWin 5 of your own Solo Challenges after sending them to at least one other player.

DRIVECLUBLiferThe Lifer trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 218 pointsDrive at least 1000 miles (1610 km) as a Club Member.


Driveclub VR

Driveclub VRHere Comes A New Challenger…The Here Comes A New Challenger… trophy in Driveclub VR worth 51 pointsWin 2 of your own Solo Challenges after sending them to at least one other player.

Driveclub VRVirtual Sea LegsThe Virtual Sea Legs trophy in Driveclub VR worth 40 pointsPlay 5 Events in Multiplayer.


DRIVECLUB BIKES

DRIVECLUB BIKESCommunity ServiceThe Community Service trophy in DRIVECLUB BIKES worth 23 pointsParticipate in an Evolution Bike Challenge.

DRIVECLUB BIKESHidden TrophyThe Hidden Trophy trophy in DRIVECLUB BIKES worth 24 pointsContinue playing to unlock this hidden trophy

DRIVECLUB BIKESI'll Save That For LaterThe I'll Save That For Later trophy in DRIVECLUB BIKES worth 165 pointsSave a Multiplayer Replay at the end of a Race after finishing on the podium with 6 or more competitors (Bikes Only).


Make sure you grab any online trophies from both SingStar and the Driveclub titles before their individual server closures next year.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!
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HoneyBizzal
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HoneyBizzal
Posted on 05 November 19 at 15:07
Thanks for the article! Will make sure I download Singstar smile
Johnny_Broflex
Posted on 05 November 19 at 17:03
That’s good, gives me a few months to get DC again and get the rest of those trophies
Leigrez
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Leigrez
Posted on 05 November 19 at 17:35
It's too bad about Driveclub... what a great game.
There are three kinds of people in this world. People who can count and people who can't.
ukinspro
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ukinspro
Posted on 05 November 19 at 19:04
Leigrez said:
It's too bad about Driveclub... what a great game.
Yeah really enjoyed the driveclub series
A_Tennis_Giraffe
Posted on 05 November 19 at 21:52
Hopefully they will remove Singstar from the PS3 XMB now. I hate having it stuck permanently on there!

Agree with the above posts about Driveclub - really fun games! I need to get back to Bikes to finish up the DLC and max out all my bikes for the plat.
Hope for the best but expect the worst.
Astariah
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Astariah
Posted on 05 November 19 at 22:14
What about drive 1000 miles in a club?
Canezza
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Canezza
Posted on 05 November 19 at 23:26
Astariah said:
What about drive 1000 miles in a club?
Thanks, Astariah! Amended. smile
Teh_Paralyzer
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Teh_Paralyzer
Posted on 06 November 19 at 00:43, Edited on 10 November 19 at 12:53 by Teh_Paralyzer
Such BS. Singstar came so far and then they just abandoned it.
NxtDutch
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NxtDutch
Posted on 06 November 19 at 04:08, Edited on 06 November 19 at 04:10 by NxtDutch
This is still just crazy to me. You can boot up Halo 3 right now on a Xbox 360 and play online. Halo 3! Came out in 2007! It's servers are still up! Hell even Forza Motorsport 4 is playable online. Is DriveClub literally dead online? Like there are only 15 people playing it.

I just don't understand how Sony shuts servers down for Games after a few years, yet Xbox keeps servers up for long expired games. Such a shame
Xbox is ruining gaming. They have made record profits with no games. Shifting focus on adding more & more subscriptions, with a lack of content.
StingX2
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StingX2
Posted on 06 November 19 at 06:25
Guess I'll bang a few of these out. Will Singstar even be useable after servers are down?
Gommes_
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Gommes_
Posted on 06 November 19 at 08:46
NxtDutch said:
This is still just crazy to me. You can boot up Halo 3 right now on a Xbox 360 and play online. Halo 3! Came out in 2007! It's servers are still up! Hell even Forza Motorsport 4 is playable online. Is DriveClub literally dead online? Like there are only 15 people playing it.

I just don't understand how Sony shuts servers down for Games after a few years, yet Xbox keeps servers up for long expired games. Such a shame
It is definitely a Sony thing/decission, cause the servers for Street Fighter 4 are still up and that game came out in 2008 . But also Sony published games like LittleBig Planet still have functioning servers. I don't know how they decide which servers to shut down.
mysticmosh
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mysticmosh
Posted on 06 November 19 at 11:29
I'm still hoping to get Drive Club 2 one day, probably wishful thinking though.
AGNOSTICMADBALL
Posted on 08 November 19 at 03:15
mysticmosh said:
I'm still hoping to get Drive Club 2 one day, probably wishful thinking though.
Likewise! DRIVECLUB is such a great racing game.
mckbros
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mckbros
Posted on 09 November 19 at 00:14
Do not get confused with the platinum being left unobtainable when Singstar goes offline. If you get it done even after the servers are off, you can still get the platinum. Just not sure if anyone can get
the Singstar online done , and leave the platinum for later.
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