Smilegate could barely muster support for a full year.
It’s been a bad week for reckless mediocrity in gaming, and Smilegate Entertainment is piling on the announcements with the news that Crossfire X will be shutting down in May. To put it in calendar terms, this marks just under a full year from Smilegate putting up a heavily microtransaction-laden game and announcing they don’t feel like supporting it anymore.
It is with the deepest regret that we are informing you of our decision to end support for CrossfireX on May 18, 2023. Since the launch of the game, we have worked tirelessly to bring it to a point where we can all be proud, and throughout it all we have had the honor and pleasure of supporting our players.
Players who purchased items within the last two weeks may obtain a refund. To add a stunning insult to the announcement, Smilegate is also making the single player campaign, the one that cost $30, unplayable in May when the servers go down.
Certainly something to remember when Smilegate announces their next live service title. Crossfire X was released on Xbox consoles as a very well-picked Microsoft exclusive.