Dawngate closes its doors in 90 days.
EA was attempting to break into the very busy MOBA market with Dawngate. Going up against the big guns of DOTA 2 and LOL. With 6 months of open beta under their belt, it was announced today that development on the game would cease in the next 90 days.
In a letter to Dawngate players, Matt Bromberg revealed the details of the shutdown.
“We built a game in Dawngate that wasn’t simply a clone of existing MOBAs, but one that truly pushed the genre forward in many ways. Dawngate has been in beta for almost 18 months, including a full open beta for the past six months. Through that time, we have taken a lot of feedback from players and delivered lots of new features and innovations. And although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for.” said Bromberg.
For those who spent any money in the beta refunds will be available according to the post. “For most players, we’ll process those refunds within the next 10 days,” says EA.
EA’s foray into the MOBA genre came at a time where many companies are looking to jump on the MOBA bandwagon. DOTA 2 and League of Legends dominate the space, while companies like Blizzard with Heroes of the Storm, Crytek with Arena of Fate, and others Strife, Defense of the Ancients look to grab some of the market.
It’s not clear if this is the end of EA’s MOBA dreams or if they have something else in the pipeline.
“On behalf of the entire team at Waystone Games and EA, I want once again to thank all our players for being part of this journey,” Bromberg said. “Your straight-up feedback and the friendly reception we received all over the world at events was extremely encouraging and important to us. We appreciate it.”
Developer : Way stone games
You can still try Dawngate here if you have only just heard of the game.