When “Batman: Arkham Origins” launched three years ago, it came as a surprise to many that the game included a multiplayer mode. Unfortunately for those enjoying that aspect of the game, Warner Bros. has announced plans to shut down the servers running the multiplayer mode.
Although Warner Bros. Games originally made the announcement in October, it seems like it got lost in the shuffle of the holiday release of games. Regardless, the company has announced that the online portion of Origins will be retired on December 4. Fans can still play the single player mode, should they choose to.
“As of December 4, 2016, the online services portion of Batman: Arkham Origins will be retired We thank those that have joined us to battle over the last 3 years. The Single player campaign may still be played and enjoyed offline. “
The multiplayer mode, which wasn’t a huge hit when the game launched, allows players battle it out in a typical third person shooter mode. Players join either a Joker- or Bane-themed team, and fight matches where you attempt to defeat one another in 3-vs-3 gameplay. Batman, Robin, Joker and Bane were also playable via pickups during the games. You can view the trailer for the multiplayer mode below.