Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox
SingStar servers slated for January 2020 shutdown
The fat lady sings for SingStar servers at the end of January, when the curtain closes on the SingStore after 15 years of SingService.
November 1, 2019
1 Min Read
The folks behind Sony's karaoke game series SingStar announced today that the SingStar servers will be shut down on January 31st, 2020, bringing the SingStore's 15-year song-slinging career to a close.
This is something of an end to an era, as the SingStar games have sold tens of millions of copies (chiefly in the U.K.) since the series' 2004 debut. After the series went free-to-play in 2012 and picked up a mobile microphone app in 2014, it quietly became the dominant competitive karaoke game.
Sony says all online functionality for the SingStore and SingStar games will be shut down on the 31st, so players will no longer be able to buy songs, and players on PlayStation 3 consoles will also not be able to redownload songs they've already purchased.
"We’ve loved watching the community grow, and have lots of fond memories from working on SingStar," reads an excerpt of Sony's closing statement. "Your support over the years has meant the world."
You May Also Like
Accessibility and fancy footwork with GLYDR's John Warren - Game Developer Podcast ep. 40Feb 28, 2024
Exploring the 2024 State of the Game Industry report - Game Developer Podcast ep. 39Feb 2, 2024
Phantom inspiration and the ethical auteur with Xalavier Nelson Jr.Dec 8, 2023
Designing Killer Queen: from playground experiment to modern arcade sensationOct 18, 2023
Get daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox
Subscribe to Game Developer Newsletters to stay caught up with the latest news, design insights, marketing tips, and more