Spellbreak, the magic-infused battle royale title that released for PS4 in September 2020, is shutting down in early 2023. You may remember Spellbreak from its console debut trailer, which was part of a State of Play broadcast in 2019. The colourful title has been around since 2018, when it first entered early access on PC.
Developer Proletariat's official statement on the situation reads: "After more than four years of elemental magic and spell combinations, we’ve made the decision to end development of Spellbreak. The servers will be shut down as of early 2023. Thank you to the millions of players who have joined us in the Hollow Lands since 2018; it’s been an amazing journey."
It goes without saying that trying to launch and maintain a multiplayer title is incredibly difficult in this day and age. Very few games manage to retain any significant player numbers, and titles that struggle to keep pace are usually forced into either changing their business model, or shutting down completely.
"Spellbreak was an ambitious project that saw our team push new boundaries in design and development and we are excited to continue to innovate as we create new titles in the future," the studio's statement continues.
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