The Xbox shooter CrossfireX and its campaign developed by Remedy were shut down in May
Developer Smilegate has announced the impending closure of its year-long Xbox multiplayer shooter CrossfireX, which will be discontinued on May 18th – a move that will also impact the single-player campaign developed by Remedy.
CrossfireX – the console version of Smilegate’s hugely popular PC shooter Crossfire – was released for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S last February and combines the multiplayer component of the PC original with a specially designed single-player campaign.
A little over a year after this troubled launch, Smilegate has announced that support for the game will soon end. “It is with the deepest regret that we inform you of our decision to end support for CrossfireX on May 18, 2023,” it wrote in a statement on its website. “Since the game’s release, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring it to a point we can all be proud of, and in the meantime we’ve had the privilege and pleasure of supporting our players.”
“Making this decision was not easy,” it said. “However, we are proud to say that our players have been incredibly active, passionate and enthusiastic in working with us to create a game that is fun and enjoyable for everyone. We want to thank each and every one of our players for playing CrossfireX and being a part of this journey with us.”
While CrossfireX will remain playable until the servers go offline on May 18th, Smilegate notes that no further content will be released and all sales of the game via the Xbox Store will cease immediately. Additionally, players who have made in-game purchases in the last 14 days may be eligible for a refund.
Regarding the single player campaign developed by CrossfireX Remedy, a FAQ Today’s accompanying announcement confirms that it will also win the bid, with buyers only being able to continue playing until May 18th. Of course, today’s news sheds new light on the recently announced departure of Game Pass’s campaign this month.
“We hope you can enjoy CrossfireX until the end of service,” Smilegate concluded, “and we will always be grateful for your support.”
The confirmation of CrossfireX’s demise comes at the end of a bleak week for a series of live-service-style multiplayer games. On Tuesday, Iron Galaxy announced the closure of its “brawler royale” Rumbleverse, and the news was followed by shutdown notifications for Knockout City, Echo VR, the Konami PVP mystery game Crimesight, and Apex Legends Mobile.
https://www.eurogamer.net/xbox-shooter-crossfirex-shutting-down-in-may The Xbox shooter CrossfireX and its campaign developed by Remedy were shut down in May