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PS5, PS4 Battle Royale Brawler Rumbleverse is closing after just six months



Rumbleverse, the brawl-based battle royale title published by Epic Games and developed by Iron Galaxy Studios, is going offline on February 28. This is a surprising turn of events, as the game is only six months old. We’ve seen less popular live service titles a little longer, after all.

The Rumbleverse was well-received when it first launched in August of last year, and it remains a well-crafted, enjoyable twist on a genre that’s pretty hard to crack. But clearly, this is not enough to sustain such a project for a very long time.

But existing players will be offered a minimum refund. The official announcement reads: “Any player who has spent money on Rumbleverse is eligible for a refund of the money spent on or in the game. This includes Rumbleverse Battle Pass or Brawlla Bills on any platform. Purchase included. We will share an FAQ page with additional refund information soon.”

What’s more, an update will be released later today that unlocks additional content for all players. The post continued: “The current Battle Pass will be rolled out to everyone. Your XP gains will be doubled so you can fast-track unlocks for every rank. Quads, Trios, Duos, and Solos will be live and we’ll unlock additional accessories. Done. And emotes in the game for free too.”

At this point, we’re all used to seeing live service games falter when they don’t live up to expectations – but six months? That’s a shockingly short lifespan for a title that seems well-supported. We suppose it just goes to show that live service projects are never a safe bet, even for publishers like Epic Games.

How do you feel about it? Did you play Rumbleverse? Feel free to chime in in the comments section below.


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