January 17, 2019
|Delisting:||April 03, 2019 - Removed from sale
April 30, 2019 - Server Shutdown
On April 3rd, 2019 QC Games CEO, Dallas Dickinson, announced that Breach had been removed from sale and that its servers would be shut down on April 30th. The reasoning behind the decision was based on the game’s lower-than-expected profits and popularity. Dickinson’s post has replaced the game’s homepage:
“Many of you have heard we are shutting Breach down already, but I wanted to share the specific details of the Breach wind-down. The game will continue to be playable and the servers will stay up through the end of April (4/30/2019), so that those of you who are still enjoying it can continue to do so. We won’t be offering it to new players, and have removed it from Steam and the En Masse channel. We have also adjusted the prices of in-game items and classes, so that those of you who want to play for that period of time can try it out with all of the content available to you.
The bottom line is that the game has not performed as we had hoped, and the changes required to make it a successful product would require resources we don’t have. We need to do right by our team, and offer them a reasonable, managed shutdown, rather than driving the game and the company off a cliff. This is a hard decision, but it’s unfortunately what we have to do with Breach.”
The announcement also laid out the following timeline:
- As of April 3, the game and its DLC content were removed from both Steam and EME.
- As of April 4, we turned off the in-game store, so that no new QC Points could be purchased. In addition, we reduced the prices on all in-game items to 1 Gold, so that players can buy anything they want or need to experience the game content freely.
- Player will be able to play the game normally until April 30, in Solo v AI, Coop v AI and Coop v Players modes (as well as Custom matches).
- There will be no further updates to the game.
- On April 30, we will be bringing the servers down permanently.
About the Game
Breach is a third person action RPG that pits four Mages against one Veil Demon and an entire dungeon filled with monsters, all of which can be controlled by AI or other players. Currently in paid Early Access, Breach is being built to be free-to-play, where free access to classes rotates and there are no options for paying to win. After three years of internal development, QC Games is excited to bring their vision for an open class system, where skills can be moved between classes freely, into the best parts of dungeon crawling via short, asymmetrical multiplayer matches.
With many classes already in place and an ambitious roadmap of content ahead, development on Breach is moving full speed ahead and we need valuable community feedback in order to build an amazing game.
Action Combat Missions: Play solo, co-op, or versus missions in this fast paced third-person action combat. Execute combos, cast spells, dodge traps, and evolve your unique set of powers throughout the mission.
Your Character, Your Style: Create your own character from dozens of classes, endlessly customize them, and switch to any at any time. Play how you want, master it, and always discover new ways to play.
A New Kind of Enemy: Every session is different with a new kind of enemy character, the Veil Demon. The malevolent spirit will conjure traps, elite monsters, and numerous other powers from beyond the Veil to challenge players in new and different ways on every mission. Players have the option to compete as the elusive Veil Demon themselves, with six classes exclusive to the demon.
Endless Class Possibilities: Choose from 18 different classes in the game, all hailing from six different schools of magic. Wield a mixture of magic and technology with style as a Gunslinger; juggle your enemies with high impact aerial combat as a Gladiator; raise the dead and command them to overwhelm your enemies as a Necromancer.
Mythological Creatures Abound: Fight against mythological creatures from all parts of the world. The game currently features monsters from Japanese, Egyptian, and Eastern European mythology, with many more regions to be added with future content.
Backstory: Seventy thousand years ago, humanity was on the verge of extinction until a group of Immortals created the Veil, splitting Earth into two realities: one that has the Earth we know, and an alternate Earth where all that we have come to know as mythology thrives. Now the Veil has been shattered and the two worlds are collapsing into each other with catastrophic consequences. You and your friends are among the rare few who can wield magic and defend humanity against this cataclysm.