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Gigantic to Shut Down in July

In spite of a statement from the publisher saying that future updates would press on, it appears that the January update will be the last as the Gigantic shutdown has been announced.

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Perfect World issued a statement saying that Gigantic’s final day will be Tuesday, July 31st. As a result, every hero in Gigantic will be free, including the newly released T-Mat. Any Crowns or Rubies earned will still be useable in the in-game shop and items will be discounted, while the purchase of Rubies and Hero Packs has been disabled for the time being.

“Discontinuing Gigantic was not an easy decision. The game is a unique and exciting experience that captured many hearts and minds. Unfortunately, it did not resonate with as many players as we’d hoped. Over the last several months, the teams at Motiga and Perfect World looked into viable options to sustain Gigantic.

“However, the current state of the game has restricted options for further progress and relevant content updates, and delivering basic features while also fixing long-standing issues was more complicated than expected. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to find an impactful solution that would help Gigantic break through in a crowded market.”

Our Thoughts

We pretty much saw this coming, but it doesn’t make the confirmation of a shutdown any easier. Speaking personally, Gigantic was literally the only MOBA title that I could stomach and I am going to miss the hell out of Mozu.

Source: official site

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