GoldenEye 007′s online Wii servers are shutting down service in 2018, Nintendo announced. Specifically, Nintendo will be shutting down the game’s online services on March 30, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
The news was announced via Nintendo’s Japanese support site, however we imagine the servers will be shut down in other areas as well around the same time. The post apologized to everyone who was still using the game’s online service, while also thanking customers for sticking with the game for so long.
The game’s servers will be over seven years old by the time they go offline, so it’s safe to say that Goldeneye 007 has had a long life as far as games go. In fact, some fans were still surprised the game’s online servers were up and running even in 2016.
Similarly, it was revealed last week that the servers for both Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 will be going offline in the coming months after nine years of service. It seems like Nintendo is doing their best to remove online functionality from all Wii games as they prepare to launch their online subscription service for the Nintendo Switch. The Switch Online service has been delayed again, this time to Fall 2018.
GoldenEye 007 was originally released on Wii and DS systems on November 2, 2010, and eventually made its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 a year later, on November 1, 2011, as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.