It feels as though most game studios and franchises these days manage to publish a card game in some shape or form at some point and Mojang have been no exception with their card battling title Scrolls. However, it has come out that Mojang are ending support for Scrolls despite heralding”tens of thousands” of players.
“After much deliberation, we’ve come to an important decision that we’d like to share: Echoes will be the last major content patch for Scrolls. We won’t be adding features or sets from now on, though we are planning to keep a close eye on game balance. Scrolls will still be available to purchase for the time being, and our servers will run until at least July 1st, 2016. All future proceeds will go towards keeping Scrolls playable for as long as possible,” the company said in a statement.
“The launch of the Scrolls beta was a great success. Tens of thousands of players battled daily, and many of them remain active today. Unfortunately, the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development.”
So it seems that card games are not as sustainable as many companies seem to have thought and Mojang are once again a one franchise studio, though a successful one at that having earned $2.5 billion from Minecraft’s sale to Microsoft back in September last year.
Source: GamesIndustry.bizRelated: Card Game, CCG, Closure, Mojang, News, Scrolls, Shut Down