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.
No way I thought they already shut this down
@johncalmc Lol, that was my first thoughts too. I’m actually surprised it will get support for another full year.
I guess the game will still be playable as a single player offline experience, if anyone would want to do that.
@Th3solution Nope singeplayer is always online. 😉
Here we go again!.. an always online live service game, this will happen more and more often from now on. so its best to avoid any game that require online internet connection to be played.
I though 2k already shutdown this game, good job for holding it until now. Unlike sony with gravity rush 2 server
The real shame is all the underused and cool stuff it did had, but they put too much "gearbox" in it, if you know what I mean.
I bought the game on sale for £3 last year, for the single player content. Then I discovered that it was online-only and promptly returned it for a refund. This is why.
I completely forgot about this game. I guess I wasn't the only one.
They made it to battle against overwatch, which was a mistake at the time because OW was massive a few years ago. I don't think it is now except with the true fan base none of my friends who played OW to death haven't touched it for over a year. But they should have made it f2p maybe at launch
@TheBuzz unless you're happy playing it and then moving on.
I haven't played the game but i heard it was actually pretty good, that said i hate Gearbox and its sad excuse for a boss so i can't help but smile at this.
This will happen to all GaaS and online only games. They will be unplayable in the future. Ironic since people beg for BC yet these type of games do not have longevity.
those 3.5 players will be devastated
Not surprising really. Battleborne never had a chance since day one. I am actually surprised they are keeping it open that much longer.
I enjoyed the game quite a lot to be honest .. and i had some hours of good fun in coop ... Shame really RIP BATTLEP I mean BORN (one last joke)
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