Introduced to the closed beta public in June 2017, Star Wars: Rivals is officially canceled! The “hatchet” was given even before the overall launch of the game, which had been postponed since the beginning of 2018.
No reason was given for the sudden cancellation, although user reviews heavily criticized the microtransactions presented in Rivals and the game’s repetitive genre.
In a new post on the official Star Wars site, it was announced that Star Wars: Rivals will be closed on October 11, 2018. The game was in soft launch in some countries.
The game was a “cover shooter” with solo missions, but that had as the main element the multiplayer VS online. Players could recruit two Star Wars characters.
Rivals is already unavailable in the Google Play Store, and Star Wars site made it clear that there will be no refund for players who have already downloaded and purchased items through the service. Another example of what happens when service-based games suddenly disappear (we’ll talk about this soon enough, how most companies think of games as a service, not a work to be delivered).
The Star Wars brand has encountered problems with microtransactions and monetization, for example in the latest controversy surrounding Battlefront II for PCs and consoles. But it’s not the first time a Star Wars game “flops,” Kabam has already sourced a flop with Star Wars Uprising, which until it was a good RPG.
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