Xbox One, Windows 10 game Gigantic set to close in July
Gigantic, available on Xbox One and Windows 10, received its last update yesterday. Sadly, the January 31st update will be the last content update for Gigantic and its servers will be shut down on July 31, 2018. The final Gigantic update introduces T-MAT, Gigantic’s newest ranged Hero. Other content included in the update are chances to the Shop, new Hero balance adjustments, exclusive Founder’s Pack colors, two new creatures, and an enormous list of new skins.
As noted on their blog, the decision to cease development on Gigantic was not an easy one.
“For all the amazing folks who continue to play and show passion for Gigantic, all Heroes will be FREE as the purchasing of Rubies and Hero Packs have been disabled. This includes our newest hero, T-Mat! Currency will still be rewarded in-game, and any Crowns or Rubies gained by an account will remain available to purchase Shop items at discounted prices.
Discontinuing Gigantic was not an easy decision. The game is a unique and exciting experience that captured many hearts and minds. Unfortunately, it did not resonate with as many players as we’d hoped. Over the last several months, the teams at Motiga and Perfect World looked into viable options to sustain Gigantic. However, the current state of the game has restricted options for further progress and relevant content updates, and delivering basic features while also fixing long-standing issues was more complicated than expected. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to find an impactful solution that would help Gigantic break through in a crowded market.”
Although Motiga and Perfect World were unable to find a way to make Gigantic a more economically successful game, you can still enjoy it on Xbox One (via the Microsoft Store) and Windows 10 (via Steam) until the official servers are shut down at the end of July 2018.Further reading: Gigantic, Microsoft, Steam, Windows 10, Xbox, Xbox One