Epic Sunsetting Online Services

Epic games announces it is turning off online services and servers for some older games on January 24th. In most cases the affected games will still be payable offline, but some games are going away altogether. Here's the list:
The following titles will have all online services disabled on January 24, after which players can continue playing single or local multiplayer modes offline:

  • 1000 Tiny Claws
  • Dance Central 1-3
    • Note: Dance Central VR online multiplayer will remain available
  • Green Day: Rock Band
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
  • Rock Band 1-3
    • Note: Rock Band 4 online multiplayer will remain available
  • The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
  • Unreal Gold
  • Unreal II: The Awakening
  • Unreal Tournament 2003
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Unreal Tournament 3
    • Note: We have plans to bring back online features via Epic Online Services in the future.
  • Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition

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Acleacius wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 12:09:
Thankfully, Steam has online services to compensate for teeny's epic impotency! Mwahaha
This person did not read the article. If they had spent the least amount of effort possible and clicked the link and read the first sentence, they would have learned that only "out-of-date online services" have been turned off.

For some reason, my original reply was deleted. Apparently, on the Blue's News forums, moderators will delete posts from comment sections on Epic Games when you reply to someone who clearing has a Steam bias. I'm thinking that these forum moderators have a Steam bias.

smh
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FloodAnxiety wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 14:38:
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That is funny. I wasn't attacking someone, and it wasn't personal. I simply pointed out that a thread about Epic always brings out people who are simping for Steam. Is pointing out that someone simping for Steam a personal attack now? Moderator, if you edited my post, please reach out so I can get clarification on what was wrong with my post.
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RogueSix wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 18:22:
fakespyder wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 15:37:
.When I think Epic, I think Unreal. Most think Fortnite.

Nah. The vast majority will think Unreal, too, simply because of the Unreal engine which is growing ever more popular all the time. According to Epic (possibly not a completely unbiased source in this context but anyway), over half of "next gen" games are made on Unreal engine.

Yeah, but most consumers don't even know what engines are. They know games they play, and more people play Fortnite in a month than Unreal in 25 years.
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fakespyder wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 15:37:
.When I think Epic, I think Unreal. Most think Fortnite.

Nah. The vast majority will think Unreal, too, simply because of the Unreal engine which is growing ever more popular all the time. According to Epic (possibly not a completely unbiased source in this context but anyway), over half of "next gen" games are made on Unreal engine.
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Primalchrome wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 14:08:
Wow...talk about the end of an age. Hats off to them for keeping UT alive this long.

People should still be able to host private servers and connect via IP..... I wouldn't be surprised if there were quite a few Discords out there dedicated to oldschool UT.
Here's one of the original sites for Unreal, OldUnreal purely devoted to the old Unreal versions with Discord. Highfive
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loomy wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 14:51:
Epic turning off Unreal, WutFace

This news came with the announcement that Unreal Tournament 3 is being re-released for free with updated online services (cross-platform with Steam and GOG).

Link here, nevermind the knee-jerking review bombers reacting to the sudden delisting in preparation for this re-release: https://store.steampowered.com/app/13210/Unreal_Tournament_3_X/
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 13:05:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 12:06:
Wow even Unreal's?
Yeah, that one hurt me in the feels.
I may be getting ancient old.👴

Yeah, me too. Feel old and hurt at the same time.
When I think Epic, I think Unreal. Most think Fortnite.
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Epic turning off Unreal, WutFace
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Wow...talk about the end of an age. Hats off to them for keeping UT alive this long.

People should still be able to host private servers and connect via IP..... I wouldn't be surprised if there were quite a few Discords out there dedicated to oldschool UT.
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I didn't think there was Coop for U2 and guessed it was XMP.

Ugh, I would probably go into a drinking, drug and wild sex, denial rampage if Steam killed off Unreal! Bloodthirsty
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Re; Unreal 2

what online service was being played? XMP or co-op?

XMP was a brilliant game....so much so that Epic killed the online service for U2 since they felt it would overshadow UT3

Thanks Marc, thanks Cliffy! Brood

Also, I spent many a night playing UT2004. A better game I can't think of.

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RIP UT 2004, I wasted so many hours with you.
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yeah they are forced to do this, they dont have any games that rake in billions and billions every year
cant afford to run some servers
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Maybe it's the cobwebs in my brain, but were not some of these UT games' multiplayer sessions able to have the servers running on players' systems?

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Guy we found this new way of making hand over fist in cash just endless supplys of it and we couldnt have done it without you. but the few 1000s it take to keep a few servers going we are going to shit can them go get rekt. now be are bitchs and buy more games from are store front
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The Half Elf wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 12:06:
Wow even Unreal's?
Yeah, that one hurt me in the feels.
I may be getting ancient old.👴
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Free turning off of servers: snagged? Thinking2

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Thankfully, Steam has online services to compensate for teeny's epic impotency! Mwahaha
Scorpio Slasher: ... What about you boy, what do hate?
Marcus: ... Bullies. Tiny dick egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you.
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Wow even Unreal's?
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