It’s a pretty tough time for new MOBAs as the genre is already dominated by a handful of titles from League of Legends to Smite. The latest MOBA to bite the dust is the free-to-play game set in the Dead Island universe, Dead Island: Epidemic.
In a post on the game’s Steam Page, Deep Silver announced that the MOBA will be shutting gown on October 15. The game launched in Early Access in November 2014 and has had a pretty good run, but sadly it seems to have failed to make an impression.
“Over the past weeks and months we’ve been evaluating how to proceed with Dead Island: Epidemic and looking towards the future for the game,” Deep Silver said in a post on the Dead Island: Epidemic Steam page. “We’re sad to announce today that we’ve come to the conclusion to cease further development.”
Things aren’t looking too positive for the Dead Island series, with Deep Silver splitting with develooper Yager for Dead Island 2 (and we’re yet to hear about a replacement), and now this.
I’m a little worried.