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Hand of the Gods shutting down January 1st

Hand of the Gods shutting down January 1st

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics was quietly removed from sale on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One back in August but for those who already owned it, the final days are upon us. Announced in late August, the game’s servers will be shut down on January 1st, 2020, making the online-only title unplayable.

The news was originally posted by developer Hi-Rez Studios on Twitter but the game’s PlayStation Store page offered a slightly more robust explanation:

Hand of the Gods will be closing its servers permanently on January 1st, 2020. After this time, Hand of the Gods will no longer be playable. We have granted all players 100,000 Runes so everyone to enjoy the game before it is shut down.

We would like to thank everyone who has played and supported Hand of the Gods since its launch, and we hope that you enjoy the final days of Hand of the Gods. While we announce this news with a heavy heart, we are proud of what we accomplished with Hand of the Gods and we sincerely appreciate all of the players who have enjoyed the game during its lifetime.

Although there isn’t much time left, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page added to the site soon. Thanks again to FallenRyan for pointing this one out.