Growtopia shutting down on consoles July 30th

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:

Hello Growtopians,

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!