So chalk up another game heading the way of the dinosaurs, and no it’s not a Jurassic Park game. Publisher 2K Games has announced that they will be sunsetting their own attempt at a hero shooter. The game came out in 2016, before going free-to-play entirely less than a year later. The game never really took off, not managing to game a decent playerbase. And now, 2K has announced that the company will be fully shutting down Battleborn entirely quite soon.
The publisher announced that premium currency is going away in Feb. 2020, and the game is already unlisted from various digital marketplaces. “At the moment, you won’t see any effect if you own a copy of the game,” 2K said. However, “after Feb. 24, 2020, you will no longer be able to purchase virtual currency (‘Platinum’) for use in the game.”
Let’s be real, Battleborn didn’t stand a chance against Blizzard’s Overwatch, which released the same month. So it’s not all that surprising to see the game get crammed out of the already difficult multiplayer shooter market.
Battleborn players still have a small window of time to take advantage of the action though. The game will be fully shut down in January 2021, around one year after all of the premium features are disabled. You can still grind through the game until then. And there might even be a temporary boost in interested players out of pure curiosity.