Insider Gaming sources have given more details on Epic Games’ cancellation of Rumbleverse, which is expected to have its servers shut down at the end of February.
It’s understood that the sunset announcement was due to take place today, but has been postponed until tomorrow, February 1st. According to sources, the slight delay in the announcement is to finalize details on the refunding process to players.
Insider Gaming is actively investigating what caused Rumbleverse’s impending downfall, but it’s believed that Epic Games has had a huge role play – And Iron Galaxy Studios, the development studio behind Rumbleverse isn’t the only developer affected by the lack of support from its publisher.
Likely, the cancellation is due to the game’s low player count, but two sources have shown that the roots of the problem have been growing for some time.
Rumbleverse was fairly unique when it comes to a battle royale game, with 40 players being dropped into the map and played from a third-person perspective. Players have several base attacks, including punches, kicks, and elbow drops. Basic attacks can be blocked, while stronger attacks or in other words vicious attacks are unblockable and must be dodged instead.
Unfortunately, though, it seems like the uniqueness of the game did not meet Epic Games’ expectations, with the game being canceled after just 6 short months.
If you’re a developer at Iron Galaxy Studios or have knowledge of Rumbleverse’s cancelation, you can contact me anonymously at [email protected] (one tom wasn’t enough)!
UPDATE – It’s official. Rumbleverse is officially shutting down its servers on February 28th, 2023.
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