Hero shooter Battleborn is coming to an end, as it has been announced that the game's servers will be shutting down in early 2021.
On the 2K Support Page, the publisher announced that they are currently in the process of "gradually sunsetting" Battleborn as they focus their efforts and resources on other projects. The game has been removed from all digital store fronts, and is no longer available to purchase and download on the PlayStation Store, Steam, or Xbox Games Store. Despite being no longer purchasable, the title will remain active and playable until January 2021. Once Battleborn's servers shut down, the game will no longer be playable. This not only means the online servers, but the single-player campaign and PvP modes as well.
After February 24th, 2020, players will no longer be able to purchase Platinum, the game's premium virtual currency. However, gamers will be able to continue spending both their Platinum and Coins until the game shuts down. Players will still be able to grind for in-game currency, they just will not be able to purchase it after the cut-off date.
Battleborn had released in May 2016. The game was met with mixed reviews, and 2K declared the title to be a flop a little over three months after launch. It also released around the same time as Blizzard's shooter, Overwatch, which overshadowed Battleborn and proved to be much more popular. The two games were constantly compared to one another, though Blizzard's ambitious shooter came out on top. Battleborn went free-to-play in June 2017, with the last content being released the September after.
"We're extremely proud of the work that went into the game, and want to extend our deep appreciation to all the fans for their support," developer Gearbox stated in a tweet. "We'll continue to provide updates on the sunsetting of the title when appropriate."