Free-to-play MOBA Gigantic to shut down servers in July, makes all heroes free

The free-to-play third-person MOBA title developed by Motiga, Gigantic, released for PC and Xbox One back in July last year, following a long-running two-year beta. However, the game failed to live up to expectations set by the studio owner, Perfect World, as only four months later, the company let go of Motiga's almost entire workforce, saying the game was not making enough revenue.

Although a skeleton crew of developers remained to keep the servers running, a new blog post by the studio confirmed that the servers will be shut down permanently on July 31, 2018, a year after the game opened its doors.

"Discontinuing Gigantic was not an easy decision," said the developer. "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." It added that it could not find any viable methods to keep Gigantic operational.

From now till the impending shutdown, all heroes will be available to everyone free of charge, this includes the newly released hero, T-Mat. The prior methods of purchasing them - Rubies and Hero Packs - have been disabled as well. The in-game shop will also be running discounts on all items for players to spend any leftover currency they may have.

The developer closed the blog post expressing gratitude towards the community, saying "It pains us to let it go, and we cannot thank everyone enough who saw something special in Gigantic and its vision. We hope you continue to enjoy Gigantic until July 31st while the official servers remain online."

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