The team at The Balance announced on September 29th that Override: Mech City Brawl would shut down and be removed from sale “in the near future”. Although it’s still available on Steam as of October 1st, it appears the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions were delisted the following day on September 30th. The team’s Steam Store announcement follows.
We have had so much fun in this game with all of you. From sharing development updates to watching the videos and images of your massive battles in the game, it has been a pleasure sharing the experience that Override 1 has given all of us. Unfortunately, however, all good things must come to an end, and Override: Mech City Brawl will be closing its servers. Because of this, some time in the near future, the game will no longer be visible on the Steam store listings.
Fret not fighters, because Override 2: Super Mech League will continue to be playable for the foreseeable future. If you want to continue the action with our gigantic mechs and community, please check out Override 2 on Steam – Thank you all once again for playing with us, and we hope to see you in the arena again very soon!Steam Store Announcement – September 29, 2022
I couldn’t confirm that Override used GameSparks’ online services but it seems the most likely cause as reports say the game went offline on the same day that GameSparks ceased operations. As noted in the team’s post, the 2020 follow-up Override 2, remains online although player counts on Steam, at least, have been surprisingly low ever since it launched.
If you happen to have a specific interest in the first title in the series, grab it on Steam while you still can. Retail copies are available for consoles and the game does have a single player mode but the focus was clearly on online multiplayer. Thanks again to Needles078 for submitting the news on this one. We’ll have a page up on the site later.