Gearbox Software’s free-to-play hero shooter, Battleborn, is shutting down its servers after struggling to find a playerbase for 4 years.
Remember a couple of years back when everyone was trying to copy the success of Overwatch? Well, these days the so-called “hero shooters” aren’t popular. A good number of them don’t even exist anymore. Now another title of this genre fades into obscurity.
Battleborn, Gearbox Software’s take on the genre released in 2016. Since then, it struggled to attract a stable playerbase. Unfortunately, in the end, this was just another failure that tried to capture the magic of Overwatch, a game that is barely relevant today. The hero shooter genre kept declining ever since battle royale titles came out.
The fans of the game are already in mourning. It’s always hard to see a game vanish from the face of the Earth. The game’s subreddit is full of sad Battleborn players. Even though the game never reached critical acclaim, it still managed to attract a small, but loyal fanbase. However, the confusing thing is, even though Battleborn is shutting down, the devs could have kept the campaign for players to enjoy. Sadly, with the servers being closed players can’t even enjoy the game’s campaign which shouldn’t even require an internet connection in the first place.
Have you tried Battleborn in the past? If you did, what are your impressions of it? Leave your thoughts and comments down below!
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