After just two months of coming out of the beta, Splash Damage, the developer behind Dirty Bomb has announced that they are stopping live development for the game in the coming weeks.
Splash Damage is currently working to fix a major issue in the game and once the update is out, they will stop all active development on the game and this will happen in the coming weeks. This means that all fans who paid for the game and have been supporting the developers in the game’s development phase simply wasted their time.
This was revealed by the developer Splash Damage on their official website in a post in which the developers mentioned that they are unable to keep up the costs of the game’s servers and its active development which has led them to the point that they will not be able to continue with the game’s active development.
The servers will keep on running until there is a decent player list still playing the game and after that, the servers will be shut down as well. This is highly unlikely that many players will still invest their time in the game knowing that the game’s active development has been closed and nothing new will come out for them.
Dirty Bomb was launched as a free-to-play game two months ago officially although it has been in early access and beta phased since 2013. It was renamed to Extraction in 2013 but then back to Dirty Bomb in 2014. The jumpy development phase continued for nearly 4 years and when the game was put of beta in August 2018.
It has been merely 2 months since the game’s launch but Splash Damage has now decided to shut down the game due to their financial problems. Their official statement on their website states
It’s with a heavy heart that, after a bug fix build ships in the upcoming weeks, we will be ending live development and updates on Dirty Bomb. The bottom line is that we can’t financially justify continuing to work on the game we love.
Players who purchased the All Merc Pack DLC will get their money refunded and they will get to keep all DLC launched till date. However, this will be refunded back by January 31, 2019. Players will get the money back in their Steam Wallets along with all DLC still in their accounts.
Let us know in the comments section about what do you think of Splash Damage’s decision to close down the active development of the game after just two months of exiting beta phase.