Black Prophecy, Free-To-Play Space-Sim Is Shutting Down
Just because your game is free-to-play doesn't guarantee success. This line will be used quite a bit for quite some time given all the new and upcoming free-to-play games out there. Following in the footsteps of City of Heroes, Reakktor Media has announced that Black Prophecy will be shutting down. The free-to-play space simulator will cease to operate after September 26th.
Black Prophecy is a gorgeous AAA quality game wrapped up in a nice little free-to-play package from Reakktor Media and Gamigo. The problem? Apparently it wasn't turning profits because on the official Black Prophecy website the team has this heart-breaking news to share...
Man that's a tough pill to swallow. Black Prophecy had a lot of potential that felt like it was fully realized, especially when it came to promoting the game and getting a wider audience in the know about the game.
The shutting down of the game is a rather low-key event but I imagine Gamigo may send out an official press release sometime throughout Monday (technically later today).
The game itself was a visual marvel and contained a lot of no-holds barred PVP and ship customization. There was a progressive plot attached to the game that wasn't half bad but the real meat and potatoes was with exploration and teaming up with friends to battle other players.
As of August 29th, all cash-shop purchases have been suspended. Anyone who purchased virtual currency in the last six months will receive an e-mail voucher where the virtual coin can be transferred and used in other Gamigo games.
It's sad to see this game shutdown, but unfortunately it's the nature of the beast. You can learn more over at the Official Black Prophecy Website.
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