Despite Starlink: Battle For Atlas receiving a hefty update later this month, Ubisoft has revealed that they’ll be releasing no more toys for the game due to poor sales.
While many saw the toys-to-life genre dead and buried, Ubisoft wanted to give it one final lease of life with their game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas a game which had players attach a series of toy ships to controllers so they can play while they play. These toys featured starships with swappable weapons (and parts) as well as pilots who could fly the plane.
At launch, Starlink: Battle for Atlas offered a number of starter packs (including a Star Fox-themed pack for the Nintendo Switch) as well as packs featuring new ships, pilots, and weapons. And despite a pretty big push with the game, things just didn’t perform as well as Ubisoft had hoped.
In a blog post, Ubisoft wrote:
“With the announcement of new content arriving this April, we felt that it is important to provide an update on the topic of physical toys. Starlink: Battle for Atlas has been a passion project for us from the start, and we are incredibly proud of the modular Starship technology we have developed, and how well players have responded to it.
“Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations. Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future.”
While this might sound like a death toll for the game, Ubisoft promises that plenty of new content is on the horizon, like the Spring Update which comes with “new digital ships, pilots and weapons” which players can collect. Whether these additional items come at a cost remains to be seen.
The Spring update will definitely offer plenty of free content outside of new ships, pilots, and weapons, such as new missions, challenges, and activities, in addition, there’ll be new Star Fox missions on Switch.
The good thing about Starlink: Battle For Atlas is that it can be played entirely without the physical toys. Plus, the Digital Edition of the game came with all content unlocked which is a huge plus.