Los games as a service They seem like the future of video games (especially from a purely economic point of view). If they turn out well, as with Fortnite, Apex Legends o Valorantis a potentially inexhaustible mine of income.
The problem is that many times they don’t work out… and the only option is to unplug everything. It is something that we are already used to, in 2022 we had to say goodbye to many online games as a service. But this week has been tragic.
CrossfireX, the “CS:GO” chant of Smilegate (Lost Ark) adapted by Remedy Entertainment (the creators of Control and Alan Wake) and Microsoft, is the latest to succumb. Sales on the Xbox Store have been shut down, and servers will close on May 18, 2023.
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CrossfireX shuts down online servers… and you won’t even be able to play the single player campaign
CrossfireX was the version for Xbox consoles and for the West of Crossfire, a saga of online shooters very popular in Asia, especially in South Korea, something very similar to Counter Strike. Its creators, Smilegate, wanted to open up to the western market and partnered with Microsoft and Remedy.
Remedy focused on the campaign mode (which will also become unplayable in May), while CrossfireX’s multiplayer development continued to stay at Smilegate (also known as Lost Arkthe most successful MMORPG that Amazon has published in the West).
CrossfireX It was released on PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in February 2023… to very poor reviews in the Western media. And as they just announced today, Friday, CrossfireX services will cease on May 18, 2023.
According to their FAQ, despite their efforts, “the game wasn’t where it needed to be.” Its closure will also affect the single player missions, which will be inaccessible.
for now, sales of the game on the Microsoft Store They have been closed immediately. If you bought it 14 days before February 3, you can demand a refund. There will be no new content until May 18, when it will no longer be possible to play online.
If you are affected, you can find more information here.
CrossfireX is the latest casualty of a really worrying blacklist
CrossfireX joins a list of “deaths” of online games that have announced their server closures or cancellation only during this week (or a few days before)que incluyen Apex Legends Mobile, Battlefield Mobile, Crimesight (de Konami), Knockout City, Rumbleverse o Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai.
This panorama invites one to wonder if Sony PlayStation or Ubisoft are doing the right thing by investing so many resources in online games, shooters, battle royale, or directly competitive team games, of whatever type, with a business model based on seasons and usually based on the model free to play…
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