PlayStation has "officially retired" the Killzone franchise website

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PlayStation has "officially retired" the franchise website for its first-party shooter, Killzone.

Although neither developer Guerrilla nor Sony have commented publicly on the change, the statement says the decision "doesn't affect online multiplayer modes, player statistics or ranking data" but did confirm that it's now "no longer possible" to create or manage Killzone Shadow Fall clans. 

"The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired," a statement (opens in new tab) now says when you visit Killzone.com now (thanks, VGC (opens in new tab)). "Going forward, visitors to Killzone.com will be directed to PlayStation.com.

"While this change doesn’t affect the online multiplayer modes, player statistics or ranking data for Killzone Mercenary and Killzone Shadow Fall, it is now no longer possible to create or manage clans in Killzone Shadow Fall. We apologize for this inconvenience.

"Thank you to Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support."

The statement is simply signed "Guerrilla", the studio behind the shooter franchise. 

In some ways it's unsurprising; it's been seven years since we last saw an instalment to the shooter series, the most recent of which was a launch title for the PlayStation 4... and the release of the PS5 (opens in new tab) came and went with no sign of the series in the PS5 launch game (opens in new tab) lineup. 

But even though Guerrilla released four instalments of the shooter in the best part of a decade, it perhaps intimates that there are currently no plans to resurrect the franchise just yet, particularly as the studio is currently preoccupied with the fan-favourite Horizon Zero Dawn (opens in new tab) series.

Perhaps one day we'll see Killzone on a list of upcoming PS5 games (opens in new tab), but for now, you'll just have to stick with that we've got coming already.

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.