Rocket Arena Will Shut Down In March
Rocket Arena, the multiplayer rocket-powered shooter, developed by Final Strike Games as an EA Originals title, was removed from sale last month without warning or a word on why, as reported by RockPaperShotgun. Now, roughly a month later, Final Strike Games has announced Rocket Arena will be sunset and its servers shut down in March.
More specifically, Rocket Arena will come to an end at Noon PT/3 p.m. ET on March 21, 2024. As for why, the team doesn't really address that in its announcement but presumably, it has lost the player count needed to sustain its live-service, multiplayer model.
Rocket Arena will be sunset on March 21, 2024 12:00 PM PDT. We’ll have some community events leading up to the date.— RocketArena (@RocketArena) December 14, 2023
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"It's with a heavy heart from all of us at FSG and EA to inform you that Rocket Arena will be sunset and the servers shut down on [March 21, 2024]," the announcement reads. "We can't thank you all enough for playing Rocket Arena and supporting us during this journey. We're thrilled that people from all around the world got to enjoy Rocket Arena for three and a half years since it launched in July of 2020.
"Since then, there's been a ton of Knockouts, Megablasts, Rocketball goals, Mega Rockets captured, and coins collected. We've been consistently blown away by the kindness, care, and camaraderie that's been shown from the Rocket Arena community."
The announcement continued, thanking the community for its great input over the years, before revealing the "Sunset Community Events." You can check out the full list of events and content changes ahead of the game's shutdown here, but it includes content from early Rocket Arena seasons and the removal of paid bundles in the store.
Rocket Arena first hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on July 14, 2020. For our thoughts on the game, read Game Informer's Rocket Arena review.
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