Sony announced today that they’ll be shutting off the Gravity Rush 2 online functionality come early 2018. As noted on the Japanese PlayStation Blog, online functionality for the first-party action game will end on January 19, 2018. That means players will no longer be able to send challenges, receive treasure hints, and obtain Dusty tokens.
Here’s the note from the development staff (translated into English via the magic of Google Translate):
Thank you very much for enjoying the software “GRAVITY DAZE 2” for PlayStation 4 from the beginning.
This time, the “GRAVITY DAZE 2” online service will end on January 19, 2018 (Friday). Since the launch in January 2017, service start, we gratefully have many players a patronage, all the management team, Thank you very much. You can still enjoy offline game play even after the online service is over. Please refer to the following for details about the function which can not be used.
■ “GRAVITY DAZE 2” online service end date and time
January 19, 2018 (Friday) 2 pm (Japan time)
■ Functions that can not be used
- Receive, send a challenge
- Ranking browsing
- Receive, Post Treasure Hint
- Receive, post, review photo ghost
- Obtaining a dusty token and obtaining its remuneration
In addition, we will implement “Dusty Token Acquisition Up Event” on the following schedule with a gratitude to everyone who patronized us.
■ Dusty token acquisition up event schedule
September 28, 2017 (Thursday) 2 p.m. (Japan time) ~ January 19, 2018 (Fri) Depending on the event, the amount of “dusty token” that can be obtained by online play will increase Please try photo review, treasure hunt, challenge mission, get a dusty token, get rewards such as costume and talisman that will not be available after the online service is over.
Although it is a little left until the end of the online service, please continue to “GRAVITY DAZE 2” thank you.
“GRAVITY DAZE 2” management team all together
There you have it. Make sure to try those online features by January 19, 2018. It’s pretty disappointing to see Sony supporting their own title so poorly, and ending online services just a year after release.
[Source: Japanese PlayStation Blog]