Second Extinction won’t be exiting Early Access as the developer has announced that they will be halting all plans for the game and not moving to full release.
Sharing the news on the website’s official blog, developer Systemic Reaction has said that Second Extinction, although well-loved among their players and community, didn’t achieve the success that they had hoped for the game. They also stated that some unforeseen “show-stopping issues” prevented them from leaving either Early Access or Xbox Game Preview.
The game was originally set to launch into version 1.0 late in 2022, and the team developer has been silent for nearly 12 months, with the last post on their website prior to this one being at the end of November 2022.
“As game developers, we always try to highlight our wins – but sometimes we also need to celebrate our failures. Although Second Extinction did not achieve the goals we aspired to, it remains a success for us on many levels. Our small team turned an innovative concept into a fast-paced, fun experience that is amazing when shared with friends. And when it’s all said and done, our mission is to bring this kind of joy to players everywhere in creative, explosive ways. In addition, Second Extinction has been a major learning experience for us. We’ve come away with a list of things that worked incredibly well, and things we know to avoid for future projects. One thing is for certain – while Second Extinction may be coming to a close, our commitment to crafting memorable moments that capture the magic of gaming will never fade.”
Second Extinction will be removed from sale, but the game servers will remain active for some time longer, but they will close down at some point next year. Systemic Reaction stated that they would communicate this news way ahead of time on their blog for those who would like to keep playing the game with friends.
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