Kingdom Under Fire 2 is shutting down in October

    
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It’s almost time to wave farewell to Kingdom Under Fire 2; publisher Gameforge has announced that the title will sunset for good on October 26th, with the game already unavailable for new players to download and premium currency purchases being disabled. Players can still use any currency they already have, which seems like a tacit statement that refunds for unspent currency or the like will not be offered, and there’s no word of any sort of shutdown events or the like in the announcement.

For those of you who have totally forgotten that this title even existed in the first place, KUF2 launched back in November of 2019. Our own look at the MMORPG/MMORTS hybrid game found that it was an ambitious but flawed title with a lot of unique systems but some serious flaws and lack of polish. We can only offer condolences to fans of the game who are going to be waving goodbye to the title soon.

Source: Steam via MMO Fallout
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mars omg

Should’ve been f2p from day 1 .

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kothoses

Unfortunately a lot of this is going to be happening now, if games couldnt make it during a boom period for online gaming due to the pandemic, they simply never will.

Of course the wrong lessons will be learned by Developers and publishers alike, most still do not seem to realise that the real battle is for peoples time, if people spend time in your game, money will follow, as sure as night follows day.

But when so many of them want to coerce you into that first spend because they read the study that says its 1000% cheaper in marketing to get some one to make a second purchase than it is a first.

Meanwhile I have spent more money than I care to admit on games I was simply enjoying, because I wanted to add to that enjoyment.

I am not saying KUF was one of these, but the sooner publishers realise that Time and emotional investment (Not Engagement metrics and Time To Spend ratios) are what really makes games both profitable and sustainable this sort of thing will keep happning.

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Daniel Miller

This games a little different. It never made it out of development. In many regions was closed before launch. Even what gameforge got was with no updates, no bug fixes, just a chance for fans to get to enjoy a fan service game.

Shame its closing so soon though.

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Greaterdivinity

This is a bummer. It seemed to have so much promise years ago when it was first being talked about, but it’s sadly too late to the party by the time it was finished and ready to play/launch : (

I feel a bit bad…I’d kinda intended to give it a shot at some point but completely forgot about it. MMO’s are a rough business : (

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I played it till the endgame grind. The single player story campaign was really boring, nothing broken, just blah. The multiplayer RTS parts were great, but unfortunately it was just re-running the same ones in the end to grind various things which became tedious.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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