If you’ve hit the links in Everybody’s Golf online, your days on the green are numbered. Sony has announced that the online servers for the 2017 title will be shutting down later this year.
The shutdown will take place on September 30th, according to a message displayed when visiting the game PlayStation Store page. It also states that “all online features (including online multiplayer modes) will be retired on this date. You can continue to play and enjoy the game in single player offline mode.”
This means that Everybody Golf will lose its online open course exploration where players can freely roam the courses and communicate with other players. It also allows players to engage in non-golf activities such as fishing and swimming. Competitive options like the game’s turf mode and international tournaments are also left behind.
In addition, this also means that the following online dependent trophies are no longer obtainable:
Platinum Trophy – “Push it to the Limit!”
Gold Trophy – “Wandering Encyclopedia”
Bronze Trophy – “Online Debut”
Launched in August 2017, Everybody Golf was the first entry to drop the North American Hot Shots Golf branding (it was always Everybody’s Golf in Japan). While it wasn’t exactly a hole-in-one in terms of features or depth, it’s always sad to see yet another online mode fall on server cuts. There is no official explanation for the shutdown, but maintaining servers costs money. One has to assume that the online community is not active enough to justify keeping the lights on at this point.
To learn more about Everybody’s Golf, read our review.
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