After a lengthy period of silence, developer Proletariat Games has taken to the official site of magic-themed Battle Royale to reveal that the servers of Spellbreak will be shut down in early 2023, after more than four years of spell combinations.
“Our vision was to create a fresh, multiplayer action-spellcasting game with exceptional movement and class customization that would give players the chance to unleash their inner battlemage. We are grateful to everyone in the game’s community for exploring the magical worlds and experiences we created together. Spellbreak was an ambitious project that saw our team push new boundaries in design and development and we are excited to continue to innovate as we create new titles in the future.”
CEO of the studio also published a post on Reddit, sharing what it’s like to be an indie studio that tried to compete with some of the biggest games in the world:
“Unfortunately, the game industry is a difficult business. Spellbreak was not able to break through and reach a sustainable place where we could continue to invest in it in the way we had dreamed of.”
Additionally, Gematsu reported on Proletariat Studios being bought by Blizzard Entertainment, with the studio’s team being included into the World of Warcraft staff.
Spellbreak is a multiplayer action-spellcasting game where you unleash your inner battlemage. Master elemental magic to fit your playstyle and cast powerful spell combinations to dominate other players across the Hollow Lands.
When magic is forbidden, locked in the iron grip of the Vowkeepers, it’s up to you to resist and reclaim what’s yours. Harness the raw power of your gauntlets and tap into the unimaginable forces of the elemental planes . Soar into fierce battles, through floating islands and impossible terrain, to unleash the Breaker within.