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'Monster Hunter' & 'Resident Evil Outbreak' Online Service Shuts Down

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2007 @ 11:05 a.m. PST

Capcom announced that after more than 3 years of online service, the external company providing server hosting for both Resident Evil: Outbreak and Monster Hunter has decided to exit the PS2 online business altogether on Dec. 31, 2007, with no possibility of outsourcing either the service or the technology.

Fortunately, the single-player campaigns in both games will be unaffected by this change and will continue to provide hours of entertainment on both PlayStation 2 and backwards-compatible PlayStation 3 hardware. Thank you for supporting Capcom’s online titles over the years!

And just so you know, although these are older titles, we did want to make an effort to keep the fans happy and continue supporting online play. We’ve tried to extend the contract, move it someplace else, etc. It’s not happening. The hosting partner (who I guess remains nameless here) is just quitting the business entirely and doesn’t want to mess around with the time/money involved in porting anything.

Thanks to everyone who has kept these games fun online for so many years.

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