Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem developers pull the plug, multiplayer support will end this September

It's all done for Wolcen (Image via WOLCEN Studio)

The curtain is falling on Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, the action RPG developed by Wolcen Studio. In a bittersweet announcement, the developer has revealed they're pulling the plug on further development and support for the game. This means no more multiplayer and future updates.

From September 3, 2024, the game is turning into a single-player title. This Diablo-like ARPG has garnered a lot of hype from critics and players alike. However, it wasn't enough to save it from the inevitable, and after a few months from today, Wolcen will turn into a relic of the past.

The end of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is near

The curtain falls on the mayhem (Image via WOLCEN Studio)
The curtain falls on the mayhem (Image via WOLCEN Studio)

This decision of shutting down hasn't gone down well with the game's dedicated fanbase. Steam has been flooded with negative reviews as players express their sadness at the impending loss of multiplayer gameplay with all the eloquence of a raging berserker. The only reassurance they got was an official announcement saying the title would remain accessible in its single-player form and get a discount on the Steam store.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem has had a rocky road since its inception. Despite receiving its final story chapter in May 2023 and gaining Steam Cloud support in November of the same year, the game's last substantial update rolled out in July 2023. This drought of new content coupled with a checkered history of bugs and issues has likely contributed to the developers' decision to shift their focus elsewhere.

End of the road (Image via WOLCEN Studio)
End of the road (Image via WOLCEN Studio)

To soothe the crowds a little, the developers expressed gratitude to those who supported the game for such a long time. They also emphasized that the single-player experience will remain intact, so players can still experience the title.

If you were wondering whether to buy Wolcen at some point, the new discount price could be a cue for you. Although it’s only 10% off and only applies when you buy the game with the soundtrack, a deal is a deal. But beware, as the title is not in a very good state. If the reviews are true, it is still plagued with bugs and other issues.

And now that the devs have also removed themselves from the picture, there’s truly no path to salvation for Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem.

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