Dread Hunger leaves Steam on December 1st & shuts down January 1st, server tools handed over to players

Dread Hunger leaves Steam on December 1st & shuts down January 1st, server tools handed over to players

This announcement was originally shared back on November 13th but for anyone interested, Dread Hunger is still available on Steam for a few more days before being removed from sale on December 1st. Then on January 1st the official servers will close but the studio has made the surprising decision to hand over its online components to the public. After January 1st fans will have the tools to set up their own private servers and continue playing but the game itself might prove hard to find after being removed from sale.

Today, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the upcoming closure of Dread Hunger’s official servers.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everybody that has played the game. Your unwavering support, dedication, and passion for Dread Hunger have shaped the game through Early Access, and seen it through to launch and onward while building communities all around the world.

After exploring multiple avenues to keep the official game servers online we are now at the difficult position where we can no longer support the surprisingly high ongoing server costs. Dread Hunger’s servers are being subjected to frequent and severe DDOS attacks. These attacks not only disrupt the gaming experience for everyone playing but also impose a significant financial burden.

We understand the disappointment and emotions this decision might bring. In light of this decision, we will be releasing Dread Hunger’s server to allow you, the community, to host your own servers. We recognize the passion and commitment of the Dread Hunger community, so we hope to empower you to continue enjoying the game for years to come. Whether you wish to host intimate sessions with friends, or larger community-driven events, this initiative ensures that the spirit of the game remains alive in the hands of its most passionate supporters.

Please note the following important dates:

  • December 1st, 2023: Dread Hunger will no longer be available for purchase
  • January 1st, 2024: Dread Hunger official game servers will shut down

Thank you once again for being a part of Dread Hunger’s journey. Your stories, friendships, and experiences within the game will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Steam Announcement – November 13, 2023

Thanks to Coboney for submitting the news to the site. We’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later.