Gigantic will shut down on July 31, 2018, we learned today via the official website for the shooter.
January’s update will be the game’s last, and all Heroes will be made free, with microtransactions of Rubies and Hero Packs now disabled, however, “Currency will still be rewarded in-game, and any Crowns or Rubies gained by an account will remain available to purchase Shop items at discounted prices.”
Perfect World laid off staff in November as we reported, with only a “core team of developers” left to support the game. The layoffs also saw the closure of Runic Games, developers of the Torchlight series.
On the game’s official page, staffers also confirmed that the game in its current state has “restricted options for further progress and relevant content updates, and delivering basic features while also fixing long-standing issues was more complicated than expected.” This closure is largely due to the oversaturation of the market, and unfortunately, Gigantic could not break through what is an overcrowded market.