A week ago, Nexon announced that it was shutting down its MOBA Hyper Universe in Korea, citing poor player turnout. At the time, we noted that the Western version wasn’t in much better shape, with poor turnout on Steam, and we suspected a sunset here wouldn’t be far behind. Unfortunately, that guess was partially correct, as Nexon announced today that the PC version of the game is a goner.
“We’re saddened to inform you that after a year of service, we will be discontinuing Hyper Universe on PC starting December 19, 2018. This was not an easy decision to make; we’ve worked hard to make this game as great as it could possibly be, and have poured our hearts into building out this unique cast of lovable characters. We’re incredibly grateful to our fans for playing—none of this would have been possible without you.”
It looks like the cash shop will close on PC by November 15th, with the servers themselves coming to an end on December 19th. The game will be playable until then, as will rank mode, though rewards and updates are over. Players who bought items through the cash shop from August 18th to today can apply for a full refund in Nexon’s game currency.
Good news for Xbox players, however: Nexon says your version of the game will keep on keepin’ on.
Our condolences to the players and devs affected by the closure.