Server Shutdown for PES 2014 Coming Soon
The 2013 professional soccer game will lose online play starting November 17.
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Konami on Tuesday announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 will go dark in November. Specifically, "all online elements" for the professional soccer game will be discontinued on November 17.
Server shutdowns are nothing new. As player populations dip for older titles, publishers regularly discontinue their servers to focus on newer games.
That's exactly what's happening here.
"With PES 2016 set for release on September 15 and the online elements of PES 2015 still hugely popular, Konami will be moving its focus to those titles," the company said in a statement. "As such, all online elements of PES 2014 will no longer be supported from [November 17].
"Konami thanks everyone who has taken part in PES 2014's many online leagues and competitions. The PES online community is vital to the development process and we are grateful for the constant support shown for the PES series."
PES 2014 will still be playable offline after the servers are taken down.
A demo for PES 2016 will be available starting this week. In other recent news about the game, Konami has announced which soccer star will join Neymar on the cover.