Velan Studios is shutting down Knockout Metropolis on June 6, 2023, simply over two years after it launched.
The free-to-play dodgebrawler debuted in Might 2021 and has attracted over 12 million gamers to-date, however Velan stated the stay sport enterprise has additionally been immensely difficult.
The studio has struggled to retain sufficient gamers to be sustainable within the long-term, noting that, as a small indie outfit, it merely would not have the bandwidth required to adequately help and iterate on the title.
“There are a number of elements of the sport in want of main disruption to higher entice and retain sufficient gamers to be sustainable. Since we’re a small, indie studio, it’s merely inconceivable for us to make these sorts of systemic modifications within the stay sport whereas persevering with to help it,” reads a blog post.
“So it turned clear to us that we would have liked to take a step again and pave the way in which for Velan to do what we do greatest by innovating. Now we will take all the things we discovered, all the things that succeeded and all the things that wants enchancment, and get to work on exploring new attainable experiences for Knockout Metropolis and different video games and merchandise we’re very enthusiastic about.
Velan stated it hopes to make use of classes discovered from the mission to create a brand new title within the Knockout Metropolis universe, and might be conducting a “complete retrospective” on each side of the sport to arrange itself for the problem.
Though the Knockout Metropolis servers are being switched off on June 6, Velan intends to launch a non-public server model on PC so the title can “stay on perpetually” in some type.
You’ll find out extra concerning the impending shut down on the Knockout City website.