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Dirty Bomb To Stay Online Despite Development Ending

Dirty Bomb is a free to play shooter developed by Splash Damage and published by Warchest Ltd. The game launched in June 2015 and has garnered a mostly positive 79% approval rating on Steam with an average concurrent player count of nearly a thousand at any given time, according to Steam Charts.

Despite this, it looks like the game hasn’t been performing as well in the money department as Splash Damage announced today that development on the title would cease. An announcement posted on the game’s Steam forums today revealed that a coming bug fix build in the next few weeks will be the last that the title will see.

After regaining publishing rights for DB nearly two years ago, we staffed up a load of developers and tried our best to deliver a Dirty Bomb experience that would be feature-rich with tons of new content, while maintaining its great gameplay feel & balance. Unfortunately, despite all the added time and resources, there were some challenges we couldn’t overcome, and we were not able to make DB the success that we hoped it could be. The bottom line is that we can’t financially justify continuing to work on the game we love.

According to the announcement, official servers will stay online as long as the community numbers support it. In addition, all merc packs purchased by January 31, 2019 will be refunded.

Since we won’t be releasing any additional Mercenaries, we’re going to refund the All Merc Pack DLC to everyone who purchased it by January 31st, 2019 – the money you spent will go back in your Steam wallet and the unlocked Mercs will remain in your account. We know many of you love DB and still play it religiously, so we will keep servers up for you to enjoy, as long as there are a meaningful number of players using them in the supported regions.

(Source: Steam)

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