Systemic Reaction’s Early Access / Game Preview title Second Extinction was removed from both Steam and Xbox on October 16th, 2023 per the latest news update provided on the official game website. The developers wrote:
Dear Second Extinction Community,
We write to you today with a mix of emotions as we share important news about our future plans for the game. After thoughtful consideration and exploration of our best course of action, we have made the difficult decision to end active development of Second Extinction.
While Second Extinction is well-loved among our players and the gaming community, it regrettably did not achieve the success we hoped it would. Additionally, some unforeseen show-stopping issues prevented us from leaving Early Access and Game Preview.
As you may recall, we initially planned to launch the 1.0 version late last year, but the discovery of a few critical issues forced us to pull back close to the release. Unfortunately, it became clear that our small team lacked the resources necessary to hit our quality targets and exit Early Access and Game Preview, and the investment needed to do so was too large for us to bear. After evaluating our options and working during this year to find other potential solutions, this became the reality our team had to face.
Second Extinction will be removed from sale on storefronts but the game servers will remain active for the time being, allowing everyone who purchased Second Extinction to continue playing solo or with friends. We will eventually take the servers down later next year, but we’ll communicate this well in advance once we have more information.A Final Update on Second Extinction – October 16th, 2023
I’d like to highlight this sentence from the quote above: “We will eventually take the servers down later next year, but we’ll communicate this well in advance once we have more information.”
We here at Delisted Games will create a game entry and create a new post once that 2024 date is made public. We’ll save the Watch List entry for that server closure too. Thank you to Needles078 and HandMaskTar for the heads up on this one!