MOBA game, Master X Master (MXM) will be closing on January 31st 2018.
The closure was announced via a post on the game's official website, in which publisher and developer NCSoft said: “Deciding to close the game is not a decision we come to lightly, but ultimately it came down to a matter of business—we explored several options, but none of them were sustainable.”
MXM was only released on June 21st of this year, but follows in the vein of other failed DOTA 2 and League of Legends competitors in recent years, such as Transformers Universe from Jagex, Warner Bros' Infinite Crisis and the EA-made Dawngate.
League of Legends and DOTA 2 remain dominant in this sector, then. League of Legends, among other games, earned its parent company, Tencent, the equivalent of $2.03b over Q2 2017. Meanwhile, DOTA 2 holds the record on Steam, at least among MOBAs, for most concurrent players.
For MXM’s players, the developer has made all in-game content freely unlockable to everyone and all game modes fully available until the game’s closure. Furthermore, the devs are offering automatic “Refunds in full on purchases made between Aug. 30 and Nov. 16.” Also, real money purchases in the MXM store have been permanently disabled.