Im sorry to report this afternoon that the long-running siege – PvP MMORPG Gloria Victis is sunsetting. The movie theater Black Eye Games posted the announcement on Steam and told the players that the game isn’t only closing but also the studio itself.
It marks the end of a ten-year-old history that began in February 2012. What Black Eye says is an amazing journey. We can proudly say that we managed to run the servers of our game continuously for almost 11 years, and since the Steam release in 2016 we updated the game more than 370 times (plus 150 times before Steam).
Unfortunately, the reason is obvious: It’s due to lack of players and money.
Although we are relatively new to our game, because it was a niche, the company discovered there’s been a very difficult journey to reimagine without losing the game’s identity and to build on it. The work can, and because of the emergence of our lost resources, which leads to lost interest in the game, will continue to be difficult to maintain the game longer, explains company. The game was full of players in its first year when it officially launched out of early access. However, to over a thousand or so peak players, which it took long to find in the eloquent era of COVID.
The company says it’ll run one more season before closing up the game on Halloween Sunday, October 31st 2023. It also says, it’s up to us to stop the game being handed to the community.
This game is fully MMORPG, which means it can carry huge and vast infrastructure, in fact it doesn’t have a possibility of being honed via the Community, and that would be a better result of that situation. We studied all possible scenarios and unfortunately, the ability to build a version that doesn’t require extensive infrastructure to host players’ computer made servers would be impossible to create.
We’ve given our condolences to the players and the staff.
Source: Steam. Thanks, Todd and Zulika.