Ubisoft is an international game developer and publisher claiming over 10,000 team members across 6 continents. Ubisoft is headquartered in Montreuil, France and was founded in 1986. Originally the French distributor for games from companies including EA and MicroProse, Ubisoft began developing its own games in the 1990’s. Ubisoft is best known for franchises including Rayman, Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and the line of “Tom Clancy’s” titles.
Ubisoft Community Developer UbiCeeCee made the announcement on July 9th that AirMech Arena for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 would be shutting down after six years in operation. Fortunately there’s still time for fans to enjoy the game. AirMech Arena won’t be gone for good until September 6th. The full announcement follows:
There is no easy way to say this, but we will be discontinuing our service for AirMech Arena for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 6, 2020. If you are currently playing AirMech Arena, here’s what this means for you:
As of today, all in-game purchases are disabled and you will no longer be able to purchase Diamonds. However, you will still be able to use any Diamonds you already have in your account, to purchase items until the full closure of the game.
On September 6, we will shut down the game’s servers and you will no longer be able to log into your account. Please be sure to link your account to Uplay before September 6, and we will be in touch with you about what’s next. We want to thank the AirMech Arena community for all your support over the years. We’ll maintain our current level of support until September 6 so until then, enjoy the game!
As a free-to-play title, it hasn’t been removed from storefronts yet so if you’ve ever been interested, now is the time to try it out for yourself on Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4. Although the notice says in-game purchases have already been disabled, the Diamond Bundles on both stores remain available as of this writing.
I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site soon. Thanks to @voltagex for pointing out the notice.
The Growtopia team announced on April 27th, 2020 that the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game will be shut down at the end of July. These versions were released in July of 2019 and apparently did’t garner a big enough audience or generate enough income from microtransaction purchases to continue supporting them. The team’s announcement follows:
When we launched Growtopia on consoles in July, we wanted to bring the beloved features of Growtopia to PlayStation, Xbox and Switch, giving console players the opportunity to create infinite worlds and share their astounding creations with their friends online.
In January, we shared An Update about the State of Consoles and we made the decision to reduce content and support for the console version of Growtopia, in order to allocate all resources back to support the Mobile and PC version.
There is no easy way to say this, but we will be discontinuing our service for Growtopia on consoles in July to allocate all our resources to the Mobile and PC version. This decision did not come lightly, but ultimately after exploring several options, the console version of Growtopia is not sustainable.
If you are currently playing on consoles, what does this mean for you? As of today, all purchases in the in-game store are disabled. Therefore, you will no longer be able to purchase Gems. However, you still will be able to use your Gems to purchase items until the full closure of the game.
On July 30, we will be closing the servers. After July 30, you will no longer be able to log into your account. Until then, you will be able to play the game with the current level of support.
We are grateful for the community that was built around the console version of Growtopia and we are sorry to close this chapter. We thank you, Growtopians, for your continued support over the last year and hope you enjoyed the journey as much as we did. Thank you!
Unfortunately there’s no migration process to bring your console account over to the PC or mobile versions so you’ll have to start over if you want to keep playing there. I’ve added the deadline date to the Watch List calendar and will have a game page up on the site soon. Thanks to Kaizuken for pointing out the news!