Sony to put an end to legacy online PS2, PSP titles

Posted by Mark Raby

Foster City (CA) - Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the latest slate of Playstation 2 and PSP games that will no longer have support for online connectivity.

In total, 14 titles published by Sony will have their online operations shut down by the end of June, including a couple that were made exclusively for online play.

Ceasing online operations for old console games is common, especially when they have seen little to no recent online activity.  Of note on the PS2 side are Lemmings, Jak X, Amplitude and Syphon Filter Omega Strain.  Additionally, Eyetoy: Chat and Twisted Metal: Black Online, which are online exclusives, will be taken offline.  For the PSP, Lemmings and World Tour Soccer 2 will be affected.

Some of the titles were only released in Europe. The full list of PS2 games included in the shut-down, according to DB Techno, is below.

- Amplitude
- Destruction Derby Arenas
- Everybody’s Golf
- EyeToy Chat
- F1 ‘04
- Jak X
- Lemmings
- My Street
- Syphon Filter Omega Strain
- This is Football 2004
- This is Football 2005
- Twisted Metal: Black Online

The games are scheduled to go offline by the end of the day on June 30.