Highly controversial First-Person Shooter Shut down after 20 Years.
After 20 years of being a controversial multiplayer game, America’s Army is closing down. It was founded and developed by the US Army.
The latest version of the game, America’s Army Proving Grounds, is being removed from online service later in the year. There are no plans to develop any new titles. While the game will remain accessible on private servers on PC for those who wish to play it again, PlayStation users will not access it.
A official blog post was shared by the developer to confirm that the AAmerica’sArmy Proving Grounds servers are going down on May 5, 2022. After that, there will be no support for the game. All PSN services will be removed, leaving only the single-player features.
The blog post says, “hanks to everyone who played /AA:PG and thank you for those who still enjoy it.”We encourage you to continue the mission with your battle buddies, even though support and servers are not yet available. We will keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.
AAmerica’sArmy was released several months after the September 11 attacks. It also came before the war in Iraq. It was often criticized for its portrayal of war as a game to attract players to the Army. Although it was open about its purpose as a recruitment tool, it was often criticized for the way it targeted younger players and trivialized conflict. IIt’snot something I could imagine being missed.