You Have Time To Say Goodbye
Few Sony franchises have endured the way Everybody’s Golf has. While the company are much more ready than their competitors to let a franchise go when it’s reached its natural conclusion, the series that was once known as Hot Shots Golf in the west continues to see new releases as recently as the VR version in 2019.
While it’s been available for over four years, this will mark the last year you can take the 2017 version of the game, the first to use the Everybody’s Golf name in the west, online. Sony announced today that the servers will shut down on September 30th, 2022.
It isn’t all bad news. While online play will no longer be possible, at least this isn’t like some recent Sony releases such as Gran Turismo 7 where most of the game’s modes require an online connection. That means the game’s tons of single player content will still be available to players. Still, seeing a game lose content years after release is never fun, even if it has increasingly become part of how video games work.