|Digital Release:||PlayStation 4
April 04, 2017 (AU, EU, JP, US)
|Delisting:||No later than November 01, 2018 (JP, US)
December 2018 - March 2019 (AU, EU)
|Developer:||San Diego Studio|
Drawn to Death was delisted on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Japan no later than November 1st, 2018. This is the date when we found it was unable to be purchased in either territory. In October, PlayStation Europe’s Decommissioned Servers page was updated to announce the end of service for the game in a note that read:
“Multiplayer and all online features for this product will be terminated and no longer available from 25th March 2019. As you have to be online to play this title, this game will no longer be playable as of the same date.”
Shortly after the game’s removal in North America its PlayStation.com page was also updated to reflect this information. While the game can no longer be purchased in North America or Japan, it was included in the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection in 2017 and can still be downloaded to a PlayStation 4. As of November 2018 the game remained available to buy in Europe and Australia but was delisted between December 2018 and March of 2019.
While many older titles have their online services retired several years after release, Drawn to Death is being removed and shut down just under two years from its debut.This would indicate the delisting is due to the game’s low player base, popularity, and critical reception.
About the Game
“Acclaimed video game developer David Jaffe, director of multiple franchises including God of War and Twisted Metal, is back with the PlayStation®4 system exclusive—Drawn to Death—a chaotic, third-person death match shooter played out on the lined pages of a teenager’s notebook.
Drawn to Death challenges the shooter genre with unconventional gameplay mechanics and unique character perks that were introduced in Twisted Metal and fine-tuned with the help of San Diego Studio and The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency.“
- Unconventional Combat
Combining each character’s unique arsenal of weapons with deep gameplay mechanics, Drawn to Death blurs the lines of a nuanced fighting game with the action of a competitive shooter.
- Show Your Skill
Players can level up characters by completing specific challenges.
- Solo and Team Play
Players will be able to face off in free-for-all and team based modes. Play with friends, or against the world.
- Extraordinary Visuals
The frenetic, pencil-sketch visuals add to the game’s in-your-face combat.