In a somewhat surprising announcement, it seems like dodge-brawler Knockout City's days are numbered after developer Velan Studios revealed that Season 9 of the F2P multiplayer will be the game's last. Servers will be switched off on 6th June, but game director Jeremy Russo says there is still a ton to look forward to before then.

In a refreshingly frank video, Russo reflects on how much the team has learned over the course of development but, sadly, says the studio struggled to deliver updates that would sustain a viable player base. Season 9 will be Knockout City's last, launching on 28th February. We enjoyed the game a great deal, even awarding it a slot on our Game of the Year list for 2021.

Still, Russo remains optimistic and is looking forward to what comes next. In the meantime, Velan Studios plan to send the game off in style, with numerous updates, giveaways, tournaments, and even an offline version of the game so that you can still play Knockout City, albeit in a limited fashion.

Are you surprised by this announcement? Will you be jumping into Knockout City before the lights are switched off for good? Attempt to dodge a wrench in the comments section below.