May 01, 2021 - Epic Games, Steam
|November 10, 2022 - Removed from Steam
December 16, 2022 - Server Shutdown
|Scavengers homepage [Archive]
Scavengers was shut down on Steam and the Epic Games Store on December 16th, 2022. On May 17th, 2022, publisher Improbable announced that it had sold the Scavengers team at Midwinter Entertainment to Behaviour Interactive as Improbable continued their focus on the metaverse. Unable or unwilling to keep Scavengers with the Midwinter team, Improbable then announced on November 10th, 2022 that the game would be shut down in December. Scavengers was removed from Steam alongside the November 10th announcement while an invite-only alpha version of the game for PlayStation and Xbox platforms was reportedly retired earlier in 2022.
We have been quiet for a while now, and firstly we just want to apologize for that. We have an update for Scavengers but it is one that we share with a heavy heart. We have made the difficult decision to shut the game down on December 16, 2022. The last few months have seen a decline in the playerbase, and whilst we explored many options to reinvigorate server population while the game is in early access, it became clear that it was unsustainable to continue development and live service. We’re all proud of what we accomplished, and are grateful to every player who took the time to play, even if it was just for a short while.
From the very start of development, we wanted to create a unique, team-focused strategic online shooter experience that we built alongside our community. Your passion, dedication and support for Scavengers has been nothing short of extraordinary. We thank you for taking this journey with us.
Before we bid farewell to Cascade Springs, we wanted to spend the next few weeks celebrating your time with us.
We hope you can join us in the snow to give Scavengers the thrilling sendoff it deserves. Finally, it’s for us to say thank you to the team, our partners, and everyone else who has supported us along the way. We look forward to updating you all on what’s next for Improbable, and we hope you’ll join us wherever that journey takes us next. But for now…Scavengers Announcement – November 10, 2022
While counts had slid below 100 active daily players on Steam earlier in 2022, the sale of the game’s development team along with Improbable’s focus on the metaverse was clearly the reason that the game was shut down. As a free-to-play title, Scavengers remained available to download on both PC platforms after the November 10th announcement until the game was shut down on December 16th.
About the Game
Scavengers will be shutting off its servers on December 16, 2022. We want to thank all the players that have spent time in the frozen wasteland battling Scourge, Outlanders and each other over the last year. Your contributions and support have been truly amazing.
Scavengers is your strategic survival battleground. Enter a free-to-play action shooter where squads of three compete to survive and dominate in a hybrid of sandbox-style PVE and class-based PVP. Choose from a roster of adaptive Explorers, arm yourself with a combination of unique abilities and weapons, and conquer the challenges of a hostile wasteland. Outthink and outfight enemy players and the dwellers of the frozen Earth.
Thanks to HandMaskTar and Jojoman32 for submitting this game to the site