The games-as-a-service purge isn’t over. In recent weeks we have seen with some sadness the developers of titles such as Apex Legends Mobile y Rumbleverse announce that their jobs will disappear. The next one that will shut down its servers and stop working is the game of ‘strikeouts’ Knockout Citybut he will say goodbye in style in season 9 and will allow the same players to keep him alive through private servers.
Through a long statement published on its official website, Velan Studio announced that it is not possible for a small and independent team like them to continue to maintain a game as a service and make the necessary changes to attract and retain more players
This statement was accompanied by a video in which Jeremy Russo, game director, spoke about the situation.
Knockout City was released as a paid game had a fairly strong start under the EA Originals label, but months after its release it became free and spun off from Electronic Arts to be published directly by its creators.
when will it stop working Knockout City?
The current servers of Knockout City they will be turned off on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7:00 am (Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador time). After this it will not be possible to continue playing any of its game modes, at least until the private servers arrive.
What will season 9 of Knockout City
Despite the sad news, the game will have a season 9 full of new cosmetic content, new pass, events and a new map taking place. between Tuesday, February 28 and Tuesday, May 23, 2023
This event will last until the end of the game.
What will happen to Holobux and monetization?
Holobux will stop selling on February 28, 2023. But in the free season 9 pass we can win thousands of them that will be used to get all kinds of cosmetics before the game reaches its end.
The sad thing is that with the disappearance of monetization, there will be no way to get ninja turtles cosmetics
Finally, there will be no refunds.
The private servers of Knockout City
The good news is that Knockout City it will not die, because some time after the shutdown of the servers, another version of the game will arrive that will allow players to manage private servers to continue playing it. The bad news is that it looks like there will be no way to transfer our cosmetics and progress to the new version.
We will wait for more information about this new version.
Fuente: Velan Studios
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