2K Games heeft via zijn blog laten weten dat de servers van Battleborn offline gehaald zullen worden vanaf januari 2021. De laatste grote update werd vrijgegeven in oktober 2017 en sindsdien was het al wel duidelijk dat de game niet heel lang meer zou blijven bestaan. Nu is het hoge woord er uit en vanaf januari 2021 is het niet meer mogelijk om Battleborn online te spelen.

Battleborn kwam in mei 2016 uit en is ontwikkeld door Gearbox Software, dezelfde studio die dit jaar Borderlands 3 heeft uitgebracht.

Hello, everyone.

Battleborn has been removed from digital storefronts, and we are now in the process of gradually sunsetting the game to focus our efforts and resources on other projects.

So, what does that mean? At the moment, you won’t see any effect if you own a copy of the game. But there are some things you should be aware of:

  • After February 24, 2020, you will no longer be able to purchase premium virtual currency (“Platinum”) for use in the game.
  • The game’s servers will remain active and the game will continue to be playable until January 2021.
  • Once servers are deactivated, Battleborn will no longer be playable.

Once platinum stops being sold, can I still spend the in-game currency I already have?

  • Yes, you can still spend any virtual currency (both Platinum and the coins you earn through gameplay) you have in your account until the game’s servers shut down in 2021. You can still grind for it in the game, too, you just won’t be able to directly purchase it anymore.

Are you taking any features offline when you stop selling Platinum?

  • Nope! Nothing else in the game will change until January 2021, when the servers go offline.

Will I still be able to play Battleborn in any fashion (e.g. the single-player campaign, peer-to-peer games) after the servers go offline?

  • No, once the servers are offline in January 2021, Battleborn won’t be playable in any way.