1047 Games ceases Splitgate updates, announces new game project

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Late Friday evening came bearing unfortunate news for Splitgate fans all around the globe as the developers have announced that they will be ending development on the shooter and instead will be turning their focus on creating a new title. Splitgate’s developer, 1047 Games, made the announcement in an official statement on Twitter.

The free-to-play multiplayer shooter was launched in May 2019 on Steam and received tremendous love and support from fans as its open beta saw two million users in 2021. While the game’s active development is being ceased, the developers will also continue providing necessary support for the shooter including bug fixes and patches ensuring the quality of the game.

“We understand many of you will be disappointed and have a lot of questions. We want to be clear that Splitgate will remain online as will your items and progression. In fact, we will roll out a new Battle Pass on September 15 – and it will be free to everyone as a thank you for playing Splitgate,” 1047 Games said regarding the future of Splitgate.

1047 Games stated that they achieved a level of success that was not anticipated from an indie game and the initial success saw them compete with the biggest competitors in the shooting industry.

“Splitgate achieved a level of success that we could not have anticipated and that few indie games are fortunate to reach. That initial success brought an opportunity to turn what started as a college dorm dream project into a AAA game that could stand toe-to-toe with shooters from the biggest publishers in the industry,” 1047 Games stated in their Twitter announcement.

While the Splitgate fans will be disappointed by the developer’s decision, they should be excited by their new venture, as the new game will share similar mechanics and the same universe as that of Splitgate and will be developed using Unreal Engine 5 and is going to be free-to-play as well, like their previous hit title.

“We’re turning our attention away from iterative, smaller updates and going all-in to focus on a new game in the Splitgate universe which will present revolutionary, not evolutionary, changes to our game. It will be a shooter, it will have portals, and it will be built in Unreal Engine 5. Oh, and it will be free,” the developers added.