The official website for the PlayStation Exclusive series, Killzone, has been taken down. This isn’t a result of a technical error, as visiting the site is met with a message from Guerrilla Games, the company that developed all six Killzone titles. A link at the bottom of the page directs visitors to PlayStation.com.
“The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired,” reads the post. The post also clarifies that online multiplayer, ranking data, and player statistics won’t be affected in the PlayStation Vita title, Killzone Mercenary, or the PlayStation 4 launch title, Killzone Shadow Fall. Without the site, however, players will not be able to create or manage clans. Both Killzone Mercenary and Killzone Shadow Fall have been given away for free at some point as part of the PlayStation Plus subscription program, although the latter was only in Japan where it also received exclusive content.
It isn’t clear if another Killzone is in the works, but groups of forum posters and Twitter users are seeing this as a bad sign for the franchise’s future. The most recent release in the franchise was over seven years ago on November 15, 2013 with the PlayStation 4 release of Killzone Shadow Fall. Since then, Guerrilla Games has developed and released Horizon Zero Dawn for the PlayStation 4. Their next game, Horizon Forbidden West is in development. It is expected to release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, although an official date has yet to be set.