It’s a sad truth that not every video game that will be made will be a success. That’s just how it works. Some games will sell millions, while others sell hundreds of thousands, and others will struggle to sell a hundred. The ones that hurt the most though are the games that have a following, but just didn’t have enough to keep everything going. Such is the case with the free-to-play title Gigantic, which announced its shutdown today.
On their official website, the team made a statement, noting that the recent January update will be the last one the game will have:
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the January Update is the final content update for Gigantic, and the game servers will be discontinued on July 31, 2018. The journey over these last few years was met with outstanding support from our players and we are all very proud of the incredible experience Gigantic is today. The team wants to give a big shout out to our awesome community – both those who have been with us since the beginning as well as those who just picked up the game recently. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who gave Gigantic a chance.”
Gigantic did have a lot going for it. It had a unique look, playstyle, and a roster of characters that had a lot of cool things in it. But, because of its free-to-play nature, that apparently restricted the teams behind the game in how to progress with it:
“Unfortunately, it did not resonate with as many players as we’d hoped. Over the last several months, the teams at Motiga and Perfect World looked into viable options to sustain Gigantic. However, the current state of the game has restricted options for further progress and relevant content updates, and delivering basic features while also fixing long-standing issues was more complicated than expected. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to find an impactful solution that would help Gigantic break through in a crowded market.”
We thank you for trying Gigantic.