Blacklight: Retribution Is Shutting Down On PC March 11 As Hardsuit Labs Moves On To Other Projects

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor February 11, 2019
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The first line of the Steam community post from Hardsuit Labs sums up the primary message: "All good things must come to an end, and so it is with Blacklight: Retribution." The primary reason for the closure is simple: Hardsuit Labs is working on other projects that "require the full focus of the development teams and leadership."

In other words, there's work to be done and something had to give. In this case, it was Blacklight: Retribution, which started its beta on Nov. 10, 2011, under the auspices of publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Zombie Studios, launching fully on April 3, 2012. Hardsuit Labs, under the name Builder Box Games, acquired the game in 2015.

Blacklight: Retribution will shut down on the PC March 11. In the meantime, all items in the shop are free, and account migration has been shut down. The game will remain playable on the PlayStation 4, as there are no servers to maintain, but it will receive no further patches or support. There's no information on the Hardsuit website as to what the next project will be, but if it lasts about seven years, as Blacklight: Retribution did, that wouldn't be too bad.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
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.

Discussion (3)

Makiavel 2 years ago
i told this game shutdown yearts ago..

PuddingBear 2 years ago
Game was great, just $10 for a 3rd loadout was rediculous. I wonder what their next project will be. I hope it's not Battle Royal focused.

Weilan 2 years ago
Sad, but the game already died in 2015 when they deployed the Parity patch.


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