Games being closed down is not unusual. Usually, it’s when technology moves on however when the game has not been out very long it’s due to its reception like a few we talked about shutting down last year. Now it seems that Crossfire X is seemingly going to be affected.
So what does a shutdown mean for Crossfire X? This game was Smilegate reviving their 2007 tactical multi-player shooter with Remedy Entertainment handling the single-player campaign. Unfortunately, the title had a troubled launch back in February last year.
The Future Of Crossfire X
It seems that the game’s future is decided just under a year old. It appears that this May the game will be no more. Smilegate has announced that from 18th May, support for the game will end.
It is with the deepest regret that we are informing you of our decision to end support for CrossfireX on May 18, 2023. Since the launch of the game, we have worked tirelessly to bring it to a point where we can all be proud, and throughout it all we have had the honor and pleasure of supporting our players.
Coming to this decision was not easy, however, we can proudly say that our players have been amazingly active, passionate and enthusiastic in working with us to create a game that would be fun and enjoyable by all. We want to thank each and every one of our players for playing CrossfireX and being a part of this journey with us.
From the FAQ they link in the announcement we get a little more information as to why it is being shut down as well as the extent of what’s being closed.
4) Will I still be able to play the CrossfireX campaigns?
If you have previously purchased either of the single player campaigns, then you will be able to enjoy and complete them until servers close on May 18, 2023 – 00:00 UTC.
5) Why is the game closing?
While our team worked hard to push out numerous content updates including fixes, new maps, modes & in-game events, the game was ultimately not where it needed to be. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to close the game. “
So even the campaign by Remedy is going to be affected by this. It’s a sad sign to see a relatively recent release to be shut down. It feels like the developers can’t support the game any more than they have. I personally enjoy tactical shooters such as Rainbow Six Siege and Insurgency Sandstorm. This was one I found hard to enjoy.
The campaign being shut down as well wasn’t expected. That also has nothing to do with Smilegate. Remedy may well have thought they couldn’t support that any more than they have. They are currently busy with Control 2 and Alan Wake 2 on the way.