Development of free-to-play action multiplayer Nosgoth has been cancelled, publisher Square Enix has revealed.
Nosgoth is a free-to-play multiplayer game that puts players either on a team of vampires or humans. While vampires were designed around hack and slash combat, the gameplay for humans is similar to a third-person shooter.
The open beta, which began back in January 2015, will be taken offline on the 31st of May. Although players can still continue playing the game, all in-game purchases are now locked. As for refunds, only the purchases made since March 1, 2016 will be refunded.
"A massive amount of work has gone into making Nosgoth a reality, and continually bringing new developments to the game," Square Enix's Community Manager wrote on the Square Enix Forums. "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.
"The above only makes today's announcement that much more difficult. It is with a heavy heart and an immense sense of sadness that we must announce the end of Nosgoth's development. Servers will continue to run until 31st May 2016, during which time you will be able to play the game as normal. After that date, Nosgoth will be taken offline for the last time.
"This was not an easy decision to come to. It has been a pleasure to build this game with your help, but ultimately its audience hasn't grown enough to sustain ongoing operations. On behalf of the entire Nosgoth team we want to thank you all for your feedback, support and dedication to the game throughout Nosgoth's life."
Despite the game's cancellation, Square Enix stated that this doesn't mean the end of the Legacy of Kain series, which means we can probably expect a new game in the series in the future.
Source: Square Enix Forums