Cosmic Break is shutting down in Japan and relaunching everywhere as Cosmic Break Universal

    
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Robot titty. Robitty.

So Cosmic Break is a game you may never have heard of, but it has definitely kept itself going for a while. Really. The game launched in Japan in 2008 and is still running now. It launched in North America back in 2010, but that version shut down… in 2019, meaning that it definitely had legs everywhere. It’s a third-person online shooter in which you play as a robot (or a cute anime girl in robot-themed lingerie that the game insists is still a robot), so you can probably see where the appeal comes from. And it is finally shutting down in Japan… but only so it can come back with a worldwide relaunch as Cosmic Break Universal on Steam.

The stated reason for the shutdown is that while the game definitely had its fans, the designers are well aware that the endgame has become an unbalanced mess and there’s a huge disparity between players. Thus, the goal is to break the game back down to its fundamental appeal, place everyone on an equal playing field, and bring everyone into the game on Steam at some point in 2020. And yes, that means another North American launch. Player questions are being answered on the official relaunch Twitter, or you can check out an overview of the version differences.

Source: Twitter, Gematsu

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Chosenxeno .

Balance out of Control=
“The Whales took over so new players aren’t coming in. Because of this, we are taking or Sche… er Game global, in the hopes of grabbing new Whales and Krakens”.

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Kero Kero

ACTUALLY, this sounds fire.

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Leo

so like they created a problem and are just rebooting everything while ignoring the problem?

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Ruby Lancer

Reading into the press release and all they have given, it sounds like they aren’t ignoring the problem. There’s talk of various balance adjustments being made, and some of the game systems, which I suspect were more end-game stuff, not being in the game right at the start.

There’s also mention of other changes being put in that the original version couldn’t support, so hopefully its something that ends up allowing them to help balance things out if another extreme situation happens.

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Greaterdivinity

It’s a third-person online shooter in which you play as a robot (or a cute anime girl in robot-themed lingerie that the game insists is still a robot)

Japan is truly doing the lords work. Thank you, Japan, for your commitment to innovation and ambition on the fanservice front.

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Kero Kero

PSO2^