Players of the Gears Pop! mobile game were notified today via an in-app message and a blog post on the official Gears Pop! website that the quirky little video game inspired by the Gears of War Xbox video game franchise would be shutting down on April 26th next year.
“Thank you Gears! Together we have taken on countless waves of Horde and vanquished foes on the Versus battlefield but sadly Gears Pop! is closing on April 26, 2021,” the announcement reads. “Until that time, we’re bringing back some of our most popular events, increasing Bounty rewards, and upping the drop rates for Legendary Pins. Effective immediately, in-app purchasing has also been disabled. Thank you for your understanding and support.”
The blog post goes on to say that any in-app purchases made within the 90 days prior to October 28th (yesterday) will be refunded though these refunds could take up to two weeks to process.
In the meantime, a variety of in-game events are planned for dedicated Gears Pop! players starting with the Horde-o-ween Halloween event (pictured above) which is now live.
Gears Pop! launched on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices just over a year ago in August 2019. It received quite a bit of attention early on and managed to attract over one million players during its first week live. The title supports full connectivity with Microsoft’s Xbox Live service with cloud saves, crossplay, and Xbox Achievements all available to players.