Seems like every week, there's an announcement of a new MOBA coming out. Less frequently, we hear about one shutting down.
After 18 months of development, including six months of open beta, EA has decided that its MOBA Dawngate isn't up to snuff. Waystone Games' Matt Bromberg made the announcement today on the EA blog, saying that they would continue to operate the game for 90 more days and offer full refunds to anyone who spent money in the beta, with most refunds being processed in the next 10 days.
Bromberg offered little in terms of exact reasons for the cancellation, saying only that "although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed."
Dawngate didn't seem to be generating the kind of buzz -- positive or negative -- that you'd expect from an EA product, so we're a little surprised by its abrupt termination. How about you? Did you give Dawngate a try, and did it seem ripe for the chopping block?
Update: If you still want to try Dawngate, everything's free!
As a last parting gift. All paid content is now free for the last 90 days. Thank you so much for playing.
— Dawngate (@TheDawngate) November 4, 2014
About 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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