Improbable to kill Scavengers

Improbable to kill Scavengers

Cloud tech firm Improbable is closing down free-to-play shooter Scavengers next month.

In a post on its website, the company said it would be shutting down the game's servers on December 16th as there has been a "decline in the playerbase."

"Whilst we explored many options to reinvigorate server population while the game is in early access, it became clear that it was unsustainable to continue development and live service," Improbably wrote on its website.

"We’re all proud of what we accomplished, and are grateful to every player who took the time to play, even if it was just for a short while.

"From the very start of development, we wanted to create a unique, team-focused strategic online shooter experience that we built alongside our community. Your passion, dedication and support for Scavengers has been nothing short of extraordinary. We thank you for taking this journey with us."

Scavengers was created by Midwinter, which Improbable went on to buy in September 2019. Less than three years later, the cloud firm decided to sell off the studio as it was reducing its focus on games.

Back in 2018, we caught up with Midwinter CEO and co-founder Josh Holmes to talk about Scavengers

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