Live service titles are never a sure-fire thing when it comes to finding success, but that hasn’t stopped every major publisher under the sun from trying to find one that’ll be the next big thing.
Epic Games and Iron Galaxy Studio’s Rumbleverse was another shot at finding a new avenue in live service revenue. The announcement of its shutdown less than half a year since it launched shows how well that went.
“This project has been a labour of love to create a new experience in a popular and highly competitive genre for games.” read a statement from the Iron Galaxy team regarding the shutdown.
“If you’ve been a part of that journey, we thank you – whether you jumped into the first playtest after our reveal, or just shot yourself out of the cannon for the first time.”
A final update for Rumbleverse will be pushed live later today, and the game will stay online for players until February 28, 2023. Which puts Rumbleverse’s total life span at six months and four days.
Thankfully, players who’ve spent real money on the game are eligible for a refund, including battle pass purchases or in-game currency purchases across all platforms.
In a separate open-letter to Rumbleverse’s community, Iron Galaxy Studios spoke about what’s next for the team, and left the door to more Rumbleverse in the future open, even if its just by an inch.
“It is our sincerest hope that this news does not mark the end of Rumbleverse. You may not yet have seen the Rumble in its final form. If we can welcome people back onto the deck of the battle barge again, we hope you’ll be there, laced up and ready to take your rightful place in the cannon.
Iron Galaxy will keep making games. It’s our passion and our purpose. Our people are filled with skills and inspirations to keep the world playing.
Thank you for playing. This is not the last time you’ll hear from us. This is not the last time we’ll invite you to play.”
Source – [Iron Galaxy Studios]