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.
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:
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.
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:
The Clubman trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 22 pointsJoin a Club, or have someone join a Club that you have created. The Contender trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 35 pointsWhen the timer expires on a Driver Challenge, be at the top of the leaderboard. The Unbeatable trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 229 pointsWin 5 of your own Solo Challenges after sending them to at least one other player. The Lifer trophy in DRIVECLUB worth 218 pointsDrive at least 1000 miles (1610 km) as a Club Member.
Make sure you grab any online trophies from both SingStar and the Driveclub titles before their individual server closures next year.
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