The tale of Battleborn is a pretty tragic one. A hero shooter released just weeks before the enormously successful Overwatch, Gearbox's game was completely overshadowed, and failed to maintain a sizeable audience. Despite reviewing well and receiving several significant updates over the years, Battleborn fell into relative obscurity. As the PlayStation 4 generation draws to a close, publisher 2K Games is in the process of shutting down support on the troubled title.
In a new update, 2K outlines the process by which it will be "gradually sunsetting the game". Firstly, it's no longer available for purchase from digital storefronts such as PlayStation Store. Next, you won't be able to buy the game's premium currency, Platinum, from 20th February, 2020. Finally, 2K Games will be switching off the servers in January 2021. After this time, you won't be able to play Battleborn anymore.
It's obviously a shame to see a game go down like this, but in Gearbox's case, it now has much bigger fish to fry with the infinitely more popular Borderlands 3. Do you still play Battleborn on PS4? Are you sad to see it go, or is it officially time to move on? Pour one out in the comments below.