DawnGate Closes Down
Following press release was released moments ago on Waystone Games website. I felt like i would also share some of my “feels” about the game, since ive been playing this game since first week of beta. So far there is no rumors or news about game being picked up by other development, but terms of potential the game had lot. I Wish best to Waystone Staff, especially Zekent, Pluto, Zwill who i had great pleasure meeting in last gamescom 2014.
From Matt Bromberg, Group General Manager
Today, I have the unenviable task of announcing that we’ve decided to stop development of Dawngate.
I know this is disappointing news for our community, which has been so supportive and loyal. To all of you who have graciously given us your time and valuable feedback during our beta period, we’d first like to thank you.
Whenever we begin a game project, we do so with great hopes and expectations. In this case, we chose to enter a new genre for EA in MOBA, one that we knew going in was extremely competitive. We built a game in Dawngate that wasn’t simply a clone of existing MOBAs, but one that truly pushed the genre forward in many ways. Dawngate has been in beta for almost 18 months, including a full open beta for the past six months. Through that time, we’ve taken a lot of feedback from players and delivered lots of new features and innovations. And although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed.
As for the incredibly talented team of designers, producers, engineers, and artists who have put so much creative energy into Dawngate: The game was truly a labor of love, and it shows. We’ve got nothing but gratitude for their hard work, and pride about what’s been accomplished.
As a part of the process of closing down Dawngate, we’ll continue to operate the game for the next 90 days. All players will be entitled to a full refund of any money spent during the beta. For most players, we’ll process those refunds within the next 10 days. If we don’t have current payment information on file for you, we’ll need to reach out first before initiating the refund. If you have any questions, you can reach us at help.ea.com.
On behalf of the entire team at Waystone Games and EA, I want once again to thank all our players for being part of this journey. Your straight-up feedback and the friendly reception we received all over the world at events was extremely encouraging and important to us. We appreciate it. DawnGate Closes Down in 90 days.
There are few people talking about possible kickstarter projects and such, but i won’t think that is very possible. Since EA probably owns the IP’s and there is of course huge legal stuff to handle. This is probably last DawnGate post you will be seeing in the website, but it was good run and they did lot of things right.
If your looking for replacement game for DawnGate, i would keep my eye on Heroes Of the Storm, Arena Of Fate or perhaps even Strife. If your into more 3D stuff Gigantic is on its way as well.