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Live service games are currently dropping like flies

Live service games are currently dropping like flies

Several live service games have announced that they'll soon be shutting down.

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for live-service gaming. We’re seeing shutdown after shutdown, and it’s a problem that doesn’t appear to be slowing any time soon.

Last week, EA announced that it would be ending Apex Legends Mobile while plans for Battlefield Mobile were scrapped. Apex Legends Mobile had been up and running for less than a year after launching in May 2022 while Battlefield Mobile was still in its beta period. EA isn’t the only company experiencing these kinds of issues though. A further four live-service games will soon be taken down permanently.

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If you’re a fan of Apex Legends Mobile, the game will be shut down on 1 May 2023 so you have just a few months left to play. As reported by The Verge, Velan Studios has announced that servers for Knockout City will also shut down on 6 June. The dodgeball-inspired battle royale has been up and running since 2021. Originally a paid title, Knockout City later went free-to-play and will end with a ninth and final season.

Epic Games will end support on Rumbleverse. After launching in August 2022, the game will shut down on 28 February. Players can now grab a refund plus developer Iron Galaxy added that “It is our sincerest hope that this news does not mark the end of Rumbleverse. You may not 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.” Mysterious.

Finally, developer Smilegate confirmed that the Xbox version of first-person shooter CrossfireX would also be closing. That title will shut down on 18 May. In case you missed it, Xbox is also in the midst of shutting down the Xbox 360 store. Closures everywhere, it seems.

Featured Image Credit: EA, Xbox Game Studios

Topics: EA, Apex Legends, Battlefield, Epic Games, Xbox