Knockout Metropolis, a free-to-play team dodgeball game, is about to be, quite conveniently, shut down in June. According to an official submission at the moment, it will be shut down.
Velan Studios, a developer and writer, claims that Season 9 would be Knockout Metropolis' ultimate season, as the game would be phased out on June 9, 2023 — almost two years after its launch. This means all servers will be phased out, and Knockout Metropolis will not be playable in any way.
All real-money transactions will be eliminated on February 28 (the same day as Season 9 begins). However, Velan assures that Season 9 will include numerous rewards in the form of XP, fashion chips, and the forex holobux. Moreover, "virtually every beauty we have ever purchased" will be placed in one of many upcoming occasion sale retailers.
Knockout Metropolis' run will conclude with triple XP, "huge rewards," and a community-favorite playlist.
Velan stated in its FAQ on the shutdown that a non-public hosted server arrangement might be implemented on PC, which should allow gamers in pre-formed teams to take pleasure in the sport for the rest of the year.
Notably, recreation director Jeremy Russo wrote in the same weblog a really lengthy explanation for why Velan Studios decided to close down Knockout Metropolis, declaring that Velan would have to create a massive, dwell service recreation with "no factors of comparability," noting that there have been many aspects of the sport that required major changes to sustain long-term.
By the way, EA said Tuesday that Apex Legends Cell and Battlefield Cell might be ending quickly, and Iron Galaxy virtually concurrently saying that Rumbleverse might even be closing. Knockout Metropolis was praised by our personal reviewer as "the most effective team-based PvP video game to come back out in years."
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