The Legacy of Kain inspired free to play asymmetrical multiplayer game, Nosgoth, is no more.
A post on the official Nosgoth forums from Community Manager Chris Murphy confirms the cancellation, saying that the game’s audience has not grown enough to sustain ongoing operations.
“A massive amount of work has gone into making Nosgoth a reality, and continually bringing new developments to the game. Our own teams, as well as the great guys at Psyonix, have dedicated a huge portion of themselves to making Nosgoth bigger and better over the years. Not only that, but dedicated community members provided a great deal of feedback that has been tremendously beneficial to the game. We are eternally grateful. Thank you one and all,” said Murphy.
The game will still be active for both new and existing players until May 31, but players will no longer be able to make any real world purchases in the game. Those who purchased something within the game since March 1 will be automatically refunded.
Hopefully the cancellation isn’t an indication that Square-Enix has given up on the Legacy of Kain franchise as a whole, as it is one of the few remaining classic PlayStation franchises that would no doubt make waves should a proper reboot ever arise. Murphy at least assured everyone that any future Legacy of Kain project will be “considered independently of Nosgoth and on the merits of the proposals alone.”