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Another live service game is closing after just one year



Free-to-play, Overwatch-esque multiplayer shooter Gundam Evolution will be discontinued just one year after its PS5 and PS4 launch, Bandai Namco has confirmed. The title of the live service, which sees two teams of iconic the gundam The suits released on consoles on November 30, 2022 blow each other to bits – and will no longer be playable from November 29, 2023.

Gundam Evolution was previously fairly well received, boasting some neat gameplay tricks and a clear appreciation for the source material. However, its free-to-play model faced criticism once new mechs were introduced. One of the main complaints was that it took too long to unlock fresh suits, pushing players into expensive in-game purchases. Matchmaking issues and a perceived lack of character balance certainly didn’t help.

“We would like to thank everyone who has played the game and supported us thus far. Also, we would like to sincerely apologize to our fans and players,” developer Bandai Namco writes online. There will be a handful of updates in the coming months, but again, everything is going offline in November.

Clearly the title has struggled to maintain a healthy community, resulting in yet another story of live service failure. We are now very much at a point where if there is no project Seriously When it’s in its relative infancy, catch it, it starts to feel like an inevitability – it just becomes a question of when. And if you like a property the gundam Its hardcore audience may not be tempted back, well…

Have you ever played Gundam Evolution? Did you see it coming? Feel free to make jokes about the One Year War in the comments section below.


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