Literally minutes after getting the news that Amazon Game Studios’ Breakaway was going on “indefinite hiatus,” we have news of another hero shooter slamming on the brakes — this time it’s Digital Extremes’ The Amazing Eternals. MMOBombers who got a chance to play it thought it needed a lot of polish, and the Warframe developer seems to agree.

In a post on the game’s forums, DE staff member Drew says that, due to “the current gaming landscape,” the game wasn’t attracting enough players for proper matchmaking and so the company has “decided to hit the pause button on development at this time.” There’s hope that DE can revive the game at a later point, as the developer goes back to the drawing board to “reevaluate the design and may revisit our intrepid heroes in the future.”

If you were excited enough about the game to plunk your money down, don’t despair. Over the next three days, Digital Extremes will be handing out refunds to people who purchased a Founder’s Pack, though it may take three to five business days to fully process. The game’s servers will remain online until midnight on Nov. 2.

Between this and Breakaway’s failure to launch — and the increasing frustration from Cliff Bleszinski as LawBreakers continues to struggle — could it be that we’ve finally reached the oversaturation point for hero shooters? Probably, but it remains to be seen if it will stop developers from continuing to produce them, in the attempt to get some of that sweet, sweet Overwatch market share.

the author

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. PUTLERisTERRORISTandTHIEF! on October 27, 2017

    GREAT NEWS< GAME IS BRAINLESS PVP NOTHING ELSE,REMINDED ME BRAINDEAD MOBAS WITH ONE MAP PVP OVER AND OVER! IN WARFRAME PVP IS ALSO DEAD FOR GOOD! STICK WITH SUCCESFUL CO OP PVE AND MORE RPG ELEMENTS!

  2. Mike Benders on October 27, 2017

    Good games seem to be none existent today… Some really good games require you to have friends to play with in order to have the fullest experience and others are just crappy insert your credit card here to get cool looking things and maybe some extra stats for pvp careers.. OR you get ones that just give you little story and then expect you to repeat the same content over and over and over again.

    • god on October 27, 2017

      What do you expect. People keep throwing money at it, so it’s never going to change.
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      What’s the hot topic in today’s news? Loot boxes. Will they get rid of them? No because, once again people keep throwing money at them.

    • Curst on October 28, 2017

      Good games are out there, you just have to look for them. And if you’re only looking for tish, don’t be surprised when it’s the only thing you find.

  3. Marce on October 26, 2017

    I honestly tried the beta, and i know, a beta is supposed to have bugs and stuff. But this one was beyond bugged, lag issues, frame issues, boring gameplay and i keept runing into the same loby and same people, faild attempt sadly

  4. Tech on October 26, 2017

    A Failed shooter game.

  5. kestas28 on October 26, 2017

    Finally its coming the end of mmo market as it is today. Maybe just maybe we will once again see bloody quality content not just day light robberies we got today. I wish for a game too be a game not a chore.

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