“One last GIGANTIC thank you to our amazing community.”
Gigantic is shutting down July 31, and the January content update will be the game’s last.
Today it was announced the game’s servers will go offline at the end of July. Until then, all Heroes will be free, as purchases of Rubies and Hero Packs have been disabled. Players will still be awarded in-game currency, and Shop items will be available at discounted prices until the servers go offline.
According to the announcement, over the past few months the teams at Motiga and Perfect World have examined various options to keep servers online, but were unable to find a solution to help the game “break through in a crowded market.” As a result, the decision was made to discontinue the game.
“The current state of the game has restricted options for further progress and relevant content updates,” the post reads, “and delivering basic features while also fixing long-standing issues was more complicated than expected.”
The post says Gigantic is a labor of love for the teams at Motiga and Perfect World, and thanks fans for their support over the life of the game.
Previously, a representative from Perfect World reached out to IGN about the closure of Motiga, stating the game would continue to be supported “until some time in the future when it doesn’t make sense anymore.”
Brian Barnett is an IGN freelance writer. You can follow and chat with him (he’s super friendly) on Twitter at @Ribnax.