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Deathverse: Let it die by going offline to re-evolve

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Less than four months after its release, developer Gungho Online Entertainment has announced that it will shut down the servers for the free-to-play title Deathverse: Let It Die. The game is being taken offline on July 18, 2023, meaning it will have spent less than a year. PS Store. However, this won’t actually be the last time you see it.

The studio says it’s drawing on the PS5, PS4 experience so it can redevelop it for the re-release “with significant improvements.” [that] This will allow it to be enjoyed by a wider audience as well as our existing players. Gangho believes that this is the best decision for the game at this current point, despite the fact that it requires removing access from players. “We will do our best to prepare for the re-release so that our existing community can enjoy the game with many more new players in the future,” A the post On the official Deathverse website.

As for why the game is being shut down – at least temporarily – the team points to in-game matchmaking and lag issues. “Although we have tried various solutions with some degree of success, we have not been able to solve the fundamental problems.” As such, Gangho Online Entertainment will suspend the servers for an unspecified period of time while Deathverse is redeveloped.

Between now and the server shutdown on July 18, 2023, sales of the premium currency Death Metal will be pulled on February 7, and the full release of season two will follow. However, Season 3 will only launch “partially”. At the end of the blog post: “All of us on the development team sincerely apologize for the sudden notice to our loyal players. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our players for their support, as well as our sincere apologies.”

The follow-up to PS4 game Let It Die , the free-to-play title has struggled to find an audience — or at least one as big as its predecessor achieved. Despite not being the most popular game on Sony’s last-gen system, Let It Die continued to garner support for several years after its release for a devoted fanbase, including Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida. GungHo Online Entertainment is now hoping that it can pull Final Fantasy XIV and return to the market with a better and more popular title.

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