Ballistic Overkill leaving steam on February 13th, remains on sale for private servers [UPDATE]

Ballistic Overkill leaving steam on February 13th, remains on sale for private servers [UPDATE]

[UPDATED 02/07/23] I completely misread things as I was writing this up earlier. The official servers were shut down in 2020 and the game is now finally being removed from Steam. The revised post from this morning continues below.

Aquiris announced on Monday that their “pick up and play” multiplayer FPS from 2017, Ballistic Overkill, will finally be removed from sale on Steam on February 13th. The team wound down their official support for the game on January 31st, 2020 but kept the title available to buy for $1.99 for fans who have continued to run private servers.

It’s been three years since we suspended support for Ballistic Overkill, shutting down the official servers and suspending any official operation for the game, only keeping the game on Steam for a token fee and giving players the opportunity to host their own servers.

Today, as we enter 2023 looking to the future, we’ve decided to delist Ballistic from the Steam catalog once and for all on February 13th, 2023. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved in the past, but it’s time to move on.

With that, we’d like to thank our fan base and players who have stayed true to the game throughout this time. We invite you to keep an eye on Aquiris’ next steps, which has other games in its portfolio.

Thank you very much! We hope to see you later!

Steam Announcement – February 06, 2023

The game’s active player base dropped below 200 daily players around the beginning of 2019 and with Horizon Chase Turbo as Aquiris’ only other title on Steam they are likely shoring up resources for new developments by shutting down Ballistic. Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news on this one. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have a page up on the site later.