It’s not often that a game that brought in $1 billion in revenue last year shuts down in its home region, but that’s going to be the case next month when Smilegate’s Crossfire closes its servers in Korea.

As reported by MMOCulture and others, the free-to-play FPS, which is huge in China (where it’s published by Tencent), will be closing up shop in Smilegate’s native South Korea on March 3. Despite having little presence in the West — not that Smilegate hasn’t tried — Crossfire is one of the biggest games in the world, always ranking among top earners on PC. An Xbox One X version, CrossfireX, is planned for a 2020 launch.

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.


  1. Honestly this is the best way to get people to fully adopt Crossfire X/HD/2, shutdown the original. It’s a little dirty to the still existent playerbase obviously, but it does make sense.

    • “준비 중인 게임에 역량을 집중하는 것이 용병분들의 사랑에 보답하는 것이라고 결론 내렸습니다.”

      Actually literally spells this out, saying they’ve come to conclusion that people playing the game would benefit more from the developers focusing their effort on the new game they’re working on.


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