Update: It looks like The Tomorrow Children is shutting down worldwide as Sony and developer Q-Games have addressed the situation. Game developer Dylan Cuthbert said the following:
It was a fun and very different game to the usual fare but The Tomorrow Children will be closing in November, your last chance to play EVER!
— Dylan (@dylancuthbert) July 6, 2017
In follow-up tweets, Cuthbert explained that the reason for the closure was due to several things including the amount of work needed to keep an MMO afloat, updating content, and attracting new players.
Since the articles original publication, Sony have also updated The Tomorrow Children’s store listing announcing the termination of services.
Original Story: Sony’s weird free-to-play online city-builder, The Tomorrow Children, will shut down in Japan this November.
The company announced the news via a blog post on the game’s Japanese website. The post revealed that the game will be shut down on November 1, 2017, and players have until September 28 to purchase and use in-game currency and the paid content bundles. Then they have a little over a month to play the game until it all comes to a close.
The Tomorrow Children launched to little fanfare back in October, 2016. It had players commanding The Tomorrow Children to build towns and defences against giant monsters and other catastrophes that would come and leave things in ruins. The game initially launched as a paid closed beta before fully launching last October.
There’s currently no word whether this closure is to roll out worldwide or whether it’s limited to just the Japanese markets.