Capcom's official blog is reporting that the online components of PS2 games Resident Evil: Outbreak
and Monster Hunter will be ceasing
after over three years of service.
As Capcom's blog explains, the online servers for both games were provided by an external company which is now exiting the PS2 online business, leaving Capcom
in the lurch. The online services will not be picked up by Capcom or any other external company, and will cease entirely on December 31, 2007.
It's disappointing that both of these games are having their online components axed so prematurely, but we feel that Capcom has handled the controversial matter with a lot of class. For those in possession of these titles, we recommend getting your fill of online zombie-killing and monster-hunting before the end of the year.