Capcom Pulls The Plug on Monster Hunter and Resident Evil: Outbreak

monster hunter server shut downOver at its US blog, Capcom has announced their plans to bring down the multiplayer servers for PS2 classics Monster Hunter and Resident Evil: Outbreak. Sadly, this is something we’re going to see more of going forward. Sega brought down its Gamecube Phantasy Star Online servers in March of this year and Konami already shut down its Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence servers in April. All multiplayer games die, eventually. For some, it just takes a really, really long time.

Keep in mind, however, that these latest server closures aren’t entirely Capcom’s fault. They write:

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.

So, who’s next to the proverbial chopping block?

  • Bryan D.

    This wouldn’t be so harsh from the american point of view if Capcom would have given Monster Hunter 2 to the US in the first place. How do you think that makes us feel when japan has a game that we yearn for, and you won’t release it to us? All the american kids have is the original MH, and now that is gone too. So keep screwing everybody, soon all you will have for a fan base are the japanese kids. This will turn in to a self inflicted boycott, mark my words. The MH players still online are very iffy about buying MH3 because they feel very betrayed.

  • Bryan D.

    This wouldn’t be so harsh from the american point of view if Capcom would have given Monster Hunter 2 to the US in the first place. How do you think that makes us feel when japan has a game that we yearn for, and you won’t release it to us? All the american kids have is the original MH, and now that is gone too. So keep screwing everybody, soon all you will have for a fan base are the japanese kids. This will turn in to a self inflicted boycott, mark my words. The MH players still online are very iffy about buying MH3 because they feel very betrayed.

  • ANGi3KiiNZ

    aww dam capcom wtf is wrong with ya? 1st ya dont send monster hunter 2 to us, then ya change monster hunter 3 for wii (which sucks cuz ps3 is better but ya should of make it for both so people can be happy with that) and now ya are shutting down the severs to monster hunter. we are willing to pay to play if thats what it takes to keep mh online! if ya dont even bother keeping it on we’re neva gonna buy a capcom game ever again! please too many people plays this 2 games online for it to be shut down. T_T everyone is gonna lose their friends they made on it and its gonna be all your fault capcom!

  • ANGi3KiiNZ

    aww dam capcom wtf is wrong with ya? 1st ya dont send monster hunter 2 to us, then ya change monster hunter 3 for wii (which sucks cuz ps3 is better but ya should of make it for both so people can be happy with that) and now ya are shutting down the severs to monster hunter. we are willing to pay to play if thats what it takes to keep mh online! if ya dont even bother keeping it on we’re neva gonna buy a capcom game ever again! please too many people plays this 2 games online for it to be shut down. T_T everyone is gonna lose their friends they made on it and its gonna be all your fault capcom!

  • KitsuneNecura

    The least you could have done was include an option for local LAN for those of us who have friends nearby (or family in the same house) who Play. A LAN option wouldnt take that much effort to incorporate into the game. Its kinda lazy on your part for not even attempting this.

  • KitsuneNecura

    The least you could have done was include an option for local LAN for those of us who have friends nearby (or family in the same house) who Play. A LAN option wouldnt take that much effort to incorporate into the game. Its kinda lazy on your part for not even attempting this.

  • laeresh

    This sucks….

    monster hunter is one of the best games there is, to me it outmatches even pc games.

    i can only play WoW for 4 hours a week else i get bored and crazy

    i can play monster hunter online 72hours straight.

    with a ps2 emulator on pc i sort o got a server working only it has loads and loads of fucking bugs ( whole map only can contain one monster=wyvern ) and thats it.

    I really hope they release the server software, i will attempt to contact them and maybe i can buy it out of them

    If anyone of you might help me or just to show support for my idea/attempt mail me at
    shys_aelaes@yahoo.com
    I would like to know how many people think the same as i

  • laeresh

    This sucks….

    monster hunter is one of the best games there is, to me it outmatches even pc games.

    i can only play WoW for 4 hours a week else i get bored and crazy

    i can play monster hunter online 72hours straight.

    with a ps2 emulator on pc i sort o got a server working only it has loads and loads of fucking bugs ( whole map only can contain one monster=wyvern ) and thats it.

    I really hope they release the server software, i will attempt to contact them and maybe i can buy it out of them

    If anyone of you might help me or just to show support for my idea/attempt mail me at
    shys_aelaes@yahoo.com
    I would like to know how many people think the same as i

  • Jade Eveleigh

    I bought the game just last year and was so hooked that i bought a slimline PS2 so that i could go on MH, but you guys took it off! ~_~ i sent all that money and time just to be let down by someone who cant be arsed to do thier job! ANOTHER thing that sucks is that on multiplayer there are specific missons which can only be done on multiplayer and cant on single, which means i will NEVER be able to 100% complete the game!! Reading the previous comments above i think that it sucks that you can give Japan MH2 but not to America and Europe! I can sit for hours/days playing this game… none of my other games come even close to the amount of play time i have spent on MH. In an overveiw, i believe that you have let many, many people down by making this choice, and it was a highly stupid one at that!

  • Jade Eveleigh

    I bought the game just last year and was so hooked that i bought a slimline PS2 so that i could go on MH, but you guys took it off! ~_~ i sent all that money and time just to be let down by someone who cant be arsed to do thier job! ANOTHER thing that sucks is that on multiplayer there are specific missons which can only be done on multiplayer and cant on single, which means i will NEVER be able to 100% complete the game!! Reading the previous comments above i think that it sucks that you can give Japan MH2 but not to America and Europe! I can sit for hours/days playing this game… none of my other games come even close to the amount of play time i have spent on MH. In an overveiw, i believe that you have let many, many people down by making this choice, and it was a highly stupid one at that!

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  • Leon

    No capcom, its literally all your fault for not having LAN option in Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 & 2. The only way you can redeem yourself is either make a LAN version out of the game or have it on Xbox Live with system link capabilities.

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