Nexon has introduced it’s pulling the plug on its free-to-play PvP medieval fantasy recreation Warhaven simply 4 months after it launched in early entry.
Regardless of preliminary plans to launch the sport in full later this yr, Nexon has now revealed that somewhat than launching the sport in early 2024, it is shutting down on fifth April, 2024.
“At present, we’re right here to announce with a heavy coronary heart that we are going to be concluding the dwell providers of Warhaven,” the staff introduced on Steam earlier this week.
“From the primary alpha check in 2021 to the worldwide early entry in 2023, Warhaven has come this far, due to everybody’s love and assist. We wish to categorical our gratitude for the love and care you’ve proven for Warhaven.
“To create a recreation that could possibly be cherished and loved over an prolonged interval, we invested a lot consideration and energy,” the staff added. “Nevertheless, regrettably, we should bid our honest farewell as of April 5, 2024. We apologise that we couldn’t come to you with higher information.”
As a consequence of the choice, Nexon confirmed that it had suspended “WP cost” as quickly because the announcement was made, however particular particulars in regards to the closure will comply with nearer to the time.
While not with out its followers, the F2P motion recreation struggled to achieve traction, and was additional mired by a “combined” rating from the 6500+ gamers who’ve left a overview on Steam. Lots of the most up-to-date evaluations talked about frustrations with the sport’s mechanics and stability, and annoyances that Warhaven’s “huge staff PVP” was whittled down from 16v16 to 12v12 to 6v6. Others complain about server points and lag.
“Should you ask anybody who has performed each single public model of the sport from 2021 to 2023, you’ll all the time get the identical response: the primary playtest was the most effective incarnation of the sport,” opined one participant after the closure had been introduced. “It wasn’t excellent, removed from it. But it surely set the inspiration of what might presumably be.”