they are ending development of Dirty Bomb
explaining they were unable to make the success out of it they hoped for when
they reacquired the rights to the game (thanks
). Servers for the first-person shooter will remain in operation, and
they say they have spent much of the summer preparing the game to continue
without their intervention. They are also refunding the purchase price of the
All Merc Pack DLC. Here's word:
We’re sorry for the recent radio silence. You deserve better and we haven’t been
there for you. It has been a challenging couple of months full of sensitive
decisions that we had to make regarding the future of Dirty Bomb. 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.
After regaining publishing rights for DB nearly two years ago, we staffed up a
load of developers and tried our best to deliver a Dirty Bomb experience that
would be feature-rich with tons of new content, while maintaining its great
gameplay feel & balance. Unfortunately, despite all the added time and
resources, there were some challenges we couldn’t overcome, and we were not able
to make DB the success that we hoped it could be. The bottom line is that we
can’t financially justify continuing to work on the game we love.
Since we won’t be releasing any additional Mercenaries, we’re going to refund
the All Merc Pack DLC to everyone who purchased it by January 31st, 2019 – the
money you spent will go back in your Steam wallet and the unlocked Mercs will
remain in your account. We know many of you love DB and still play it
religiously, so we will keep servers up for you to enjoy, as long as there are a
meaningful number of players using them in the supported regions.
We spent the summer months trying to get you guys as many features as possible
in order for you to control DB yourselves, without our direct involvement. We
Community Servers, and
FACEIT help you play DB the way you want moving forward.
To close, we’d like to say a heartfelt and sincere thank you for your support
these many years. Dirty Bomb is a shooter that we always wanted to make, we
could not have done it without you and are forever grateful. The future is
bright at Splash Damage, we have many announced and unannounced titles in
production that we can’t wait to work with you on!