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Bandai Namco Announces Shutdown Of Rise Of Incarnates Just Three Months After Launch

by Mike Futter on Oct 14, 2015 at 02:56 AM

Another game-as-service is meeting an early demise. Just three months after launching, Bandai Namco has announced the end of Rise of Incarnates.

Servers will remain open through December 15, but as of today all sales of in-game currency have ceased. Anything you already have in your account may still be used through the end of service.

For those that are playing, all of the game’s characters are being made available for free. In-game items have been reduced in price, with some being made available for free, also.

Rise of Incarnates only came on the scene in August 2014 with its initial announcement. The beta became available that month, with an 11-month period before launch.

[Source: Steam via MCV]


Our Take
We’re seeing a much lower tolerance for success in free-to-play games. Developers are starting to shut things down within months of launch and, in some cases, even during paid early access (like Deep Silver’s Dead Island Epidemic and Undead Labs’ Moonrise). It’s often hard to predict if your in-game investment will have the longevity of a League of Legends, and spending on free-to-play is often a gamble in our new, digital future.