Last of Us and Uncharted PS3 multiplayer servers to shut down

'It’s bittersweet to say the least'

The Last of Us and Uncharted games on PlayStation 3 are about to have their multiplayer modes shut down.

The servers powering the multiplayer games have been in operation for almost 10 years. But, in September, developers Naughty Dog will switch them off.

"It’s bittersweet to say the least," the team wrote in an update. "Uncharted and The Last of Us multiplayer on the PS3 are defining entries in Naughty Dog’s history and we’ve been honoured to support the passionate communities that have grown around them for almost a decade.

"We have so many fond memories from playing alongside you throughout the years."

But developers want to ensure that players have a last chance to play the games before they disappear, and will allow people to get free access to the games' multiplayer DLC next few months.

The switch-off will take in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, The Last of Us, and The Last of Us Left Behind on the PlayStation 3.

Until 3 September, when the servers will be switched off, they will run as normal and players will be able to download the multiplayer bundles for Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, and The Last of Us for free. They can be found in the PlayStation store, where they should appear like any other game.

"Whether you’re an active player or want to play a few rounds for old time’s sake, there’s never been a better time to experience the full breadth of Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, and The Last of Us Left Behind multiplayer on PS3," developers wrote.

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