Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale Deep Syxed

An update on Steam announces development is ceasing on Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale, and the battle royale game will never graduate from the Early Access stage (thanks PC Gamer). Developer Define Human Studios says one more patch will come to update the credits, and the game is now free-to-play. We never reported any direct news about this game, but it did appear on three consecutive Steam Top 10 lists, and it was name-checked by NVIDIA as one of the games that was working towards supporting their RTX ray-tracing. The announcement explains what happened and that those who purchased the game on of after November 29th are entitled to refunds:
I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been a challenging couple of weeks for myself and the rest of the team here at Define Human Studios. After much deliberation and with heavy hearts, we have decided to wind down the studio and end live development and updates on Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale.

Four years ago Jake and I said goodbye to our cozy 9-5 jobs, pooled our savings together, and embarked on a journey so remarkable neither of us could’ve imagined just how ambitious it would end up becoming. Not only did we get to fully realize our dream of developing a game that we wanted to play, but we were also fortunate enough to see the growth and cultivation of so many talented individuals - a reality which would never have been possible without the passion and support of so many inspiring fans. Unfortunately, all adventures come to an end, and for us, that time has come a little earlier than we would’ve liked. The reality now is we are no longer able to financially support development costs despite our efforts to turn things around with our latest update and pricedrop. However, If there was a silver lining to be had here it would be that as of 12pm PST today Islands of Nyne will become f2p and servers will continue to stay up for the foreseeable future. In addition, for those of you who purchased Islands of Nyne or any skins from the in-game item store from November 29th, 2018 through today, we have notified Valve to approve any refund requests for those purchases regardless of time spent in game.

We will be releasing one more update which will include a credits screen in the main menu thanking all those who contributed to the creation of Islands of Nyne in addition to those who backed the project during our various crowdfunding campaigns. We are also exploring server hosting solutions which would allow players to host custom matches without our direct involvement. We would like Islands of Nyne to always be playable regardless of the lack of updates, so please bear with us while we fully explore our options on how to best achieve this.

In closing, I want to sincerely thank all those who left a positive impact on our lives- our devoted playtesters, our content creator community that streamed countless hours of IoN, the players who left us constructive feedback, and any team-member’s significant other who had to deal with me telling their loved one to get back to work. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us and we hope you look back on your Islands of Nyne experience as one of excitement and fun.
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Dec 20, 2018, 19:28
Re: Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale Deep Syxed Dec 20, 2018, 19:28
Dec 20, 2018, 19:28
Current players: 30.

I knew it was grim, but geez...

Unfortunately low quality BR games with low TTK, and that bring nothing new to the table aren't going to cut it post Fortnite.

See also, Fear the Wolves.

Current players: 2.
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