Gearbox’s ill-fated team-based hero shooter Battleborn went darkish yesterday, thirty first January 2021 – main its final remaining gamers to challenge a tearful farewell.
With its servers deactivated, Battleborn is now not playable in any kind – even single-player. It had already been faraway from digital storefronts.
Battleborn was moderately well-received when it launched for PC and consoles in 2016, with many praising its bold, ingenious mix of first-person taking pictures and MOBA-style motion, even when the mix did not at all times land in apply.
Sadly for Battleborn, it was rapidly overshadowed by Blizzard’s Overwatch, whose success was as fast and sustained as Battleborn’s failure. Writer 2K declared it a flop somewhat over three months after its launch, and Gearbox adopted a free-to-play mannequin the next 12 months in a last-ditch bid to draw extra gamers.
Regardless of these efforts, Battleborn simply wasn’t to be and, just a few months later, Gearbox introduced its workforce can be shifting to different initiatives (Borderlands 3) and would not be updating the sport.
Over on the quickly shrinking Battleborn subreddit, gamers have issued their farewells.
It appears unlikely Gearbox will return to the world of Battleborn. Its focus now appears squarely on the Borderlands franchise (a film is within the works), and publishing, with Homeworld 3 an upcoming title from the corporate.