It would appear that the fortunes for early access survival MMO Population Zero are not improving whatsoever. In fact, the game’s population as of a current check of Steam Charts sees a single person playing right now, with a 24-hour peak of only two people. Worse yet, the game’s Steam page and official site have not posted any new updates or details since July, when the game made a balancing and performance pass and opened up some Twitch Drops.
So just what is happening with the game right now? A quick peek inside of the game’s official Discord saw a lot of confusion and concern over developer Enplex Games’ lack of public-facing posts, with many speculating that the studio went bankrupt. One response from the devs in early August stated that an alternate mode that adds more time in-between wipes is in the works:
While another response confirms that the month of August in general will be “very light” in terms of content:
Readers will also recall that one of the devs wrote up an early access launch post-mortem, admitting to a number of errors made by the team in the run-up to Population Zero’s Steam Early Access launch. So it’s not quite curtain call for this one just yet, but players may also not be expecting a lot of new updates this month.