Electronic Arts has announced that its free-to-play MOBA game, Dawngate, has been canceled. According to EA, while Dawngate has grown, it’s still not up to what EA had hoped for. Dawngate has been in open beta for eight months (since April) and apparently did not attract a lot of MOBA players.
As EA’s Matt Bromberg said:
“Dawngate has been in beta for almost 18 months… And although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed.”
Bromberg also claimed that Dawngate was not a mere clone of other MOBA games, but one that truly pushed the genre forward in many ways.
Bromberg concluded that the company will continue to operate the game for the next 90 days, and that all players will be entitled to a full refund of any money spent during the beta.
Kudos to our reader ‘Sikandar Ali’ for bringing this to our attention!