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Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March

A post on Steam announces official support for Blacklight: Retribution for Windows is ending on March 11th, when the PC servers for the free-to-play first-person shooter will shut down (thanks Rock Paper Shotgun). Developer Zombie Studios closed their doors four years ago, but publisher Hardsuit Labs has continued to operate it since then. Now they explain some "very interesting projects" they have in the works require their "full focus." In the meantime, all the premium items in the game will be offered for free. Here are the details:

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with Blacklight: Retribution.

Thank you for so much for your loyal support, and love over the years. From the initial PC Closed Beta in November 2011 to today, it has been a great 7+ years. The joy that we got out of Blacklight: Retribution is a testament to you the fans; your loyalty, dedication, support, and ultimate willingness to try our fun, quirky FPS.

Why is this happening? The reality is Hardsuit Labs has been engaged for some time now in some very interesting projects that require the full focus of the development teams and leadership. The studio capacity and resources are and have been entirely engaged with these projects and will be for the foreseeable future. As such, we officially will no longer be patching, updating, or doing technical support for Blacklight Retribution. Account migration will officially shut down as of today, as will the official support site.

Starting today, all items in the PC store will be made free, and we hope that you continue to enjoy the game and items up until the PC servers are shut down on March 11th, 2019. The PS4 version of Blacklight Retribution will continue to operate as-is since there are no game servers being hosted for it.

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7. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 11, 2019, 13:20 jdreyer
 
MattyC wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 21:28:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 22:13:
MattyC wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 21:04:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 14:50:
"All good things must come to an end."

Actually, they don't. I still play the original Unreal Tournament thanks to bots and offline play. Facing Worlds forever!

You know you can still play online too right? It doesn't have to be bots.

Well, true. I haven't looked lately, what's the player count?

Around US prime time pretty good. Better than a lot of much newer games honestly. Even right now I can see a few 32 servers up and several more with ~10-15 people.

20 year old game, still going strong!
 
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6. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 10, 2019, 21:28 MattyC
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 22:13:
MattyC wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 21:04:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 14:50:
"All good things must come to an end."

Actually, they don't. I still play the original Unreal Tournament thanks to bots and offline play. Facing Worlds forever!

You know you can still play online too right? It doesn't have to be bots.

Well, true. I haven't looked lately, what's the player count?

Around US prime time pretty good. Better than a lot of much newer games honestly. Even right now I can see a few 32 servers up and several more with ~10-15 people.
 
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5. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 10, 2019, 10:23 djinn
 
MattyC wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 21:04:
You know you can still play online too right? It doesn't have to be bots.

Same with Quake 1. Though be prepared to have your ass handed to you if you haven't played in a while.
 
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4. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 9, 2019, 22:13 jdreyer
 
MattyC wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 21:04:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 14:50:
"All good things must come to an end."

Actually, they don't. I still play the original Unreal Tournament thanks to bots and offline play. Facing Worlds forever!

You know you can still play online too right? It doesn't have to be bots.

Well, true. I haven't looked lately, what's the player count?
 
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3. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 9, 2019, 21:04 MattyC
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 14:50:
"All good things must come to an end."

Actually, they don't. I still play the original Unreal Tournament thanks to bots and offline play. Facing Worlds forever!

You know you can still play online too right? It doesn't have to be bots.
 
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2. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 9, 2019, 14:50 jdreyer
 
"All good things must come to an end."

Actually, they don't. I still play the original Unreal Tournament thanks to bots and offline play. Facing Worlds forever!
 
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1. Re: Blacklight: Retribution Closing in March Feb 9, 2019, 13:52 RaZ0r!
 
I actually put some time in this game. It wasn't too bad for one of the earlier F2P FPS games IMO.  
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