Fans of PlanetSide Arena will want to get their last fun in with the title over the next month, as Daybreak Executive Producer Andy Sites released a letter last night with the sad announcement that the title will shut down completely on January 10th, 2020. The reason is likely unsurprising to anyone who has watched the game struggle with its small playerbase during the early access period this fall; a sizable chunk of players simply never coalesced for the game, and that made the original vision of the battle royale title unworkable on its own, though we hope that whole “stepping stone” to PlanetSide 3 idea isn’t over.
Everyone who pre-purchased items inside the free-to-play game will be eligible for a refund, and the game’s DLC and in-game purchases are already disabled. The game never actually made it out of testing and into a full launch, which likely influences the decision to offer refunds across the board.
Our condolences go out to the fans who were hoping for a better future for the title despite its population woes, as well as the developers who did their best to right the ship.