The servers of the Battle Royale game Spellbreak will be shut down next year, and the studio itself was taken over by Blizzard.
Further development of Spellbreak will be discontinued. In a message to players, developer Proletariat writes that the servers of the battle royale game released in 2018 will be shut down in early 2023.
One reason for the discontinuation of the game might be a lack of interest from the players. That’s how they show Steam charts indicates that no more than a maximum of 500 players have been in the game at the same time in the last six months.
An excerpt of the message to the players:
“After more than four years of elemental magic and spellbinding, we have made the decision to end development on Spellbreak. The servers will be shut down from early 2023. Thank you to the millions of players who have joined us in the Hollow Lands since 2018; it was an amazing journey.”
“Our vision was to create a fresh multiplayer action-magic game with exceptional movement and class customization, giving players the opportunity to unleash their inner battle mage. We are grateful to the game’s community for exploring the magical worlds and experiences we created together. Spellbreak has been an ambitious project that has seen our team push the boundaries of design and development, and we look forward to continuing to develop new titles in the future.”
But the employees of Proletariat don’t have to worry about their jobs. Because how VentureBeat reported, Blizzard Entertainment has taken over the studio.
The more than 100 employees are to support the World of Warcraft team and, among other things, work on the next expansion, Dragonflight.
It is not known at what purchase price Blizzard took over the studio.