Video Horror Society (VHS) shutting down on September 8th on Steam and Epic Games

Video Horror Society (VHS) shutting down on September 8th on Steam and Epic Games

Hellbent Games announced this past Friday that Video Horror Society (formerly known simply as VHS) will be removed from sale and shut down on September 8th on both Steam and the Epic Games Store.

We have some unfortunate news about the future of our game. After two Betas and nearly a year in Early Access, we have made the very difficult decision to sunset Video Horror Society. We know this game means so much to so many of you, so we want to take a moment to explain our reasoning behind this difficult decision.

We are transitioning to peer-to-peer matchmaking and over the next three months we will be ending live services so that we can focus on other projects. On September 8th 2023, we will be removing Video Horror Society from Steam and Epic and shutting down the game completely.

We really hate goodbyes. Video Horror Society has been an absolute joy for us to work on, and we know you’ve seen our team’s passion in every aspect of this project. Unfortunately, we have not found the commercial success that we need to cover costs to keep the game running.

As part of this process, we are removing our DLCs, Fanbux bundles, and Founder’s Packs from stores, and we will be adding Flux purchase options for any teens, monsters, cosmetics, or items that did not previously have them. Existing Fanbux balances will still be able to be spent, and we will still have a full store rotation of content so you can keep earning and spending your flux in peer-to-peer games.

We are so proud of the game our talented team has created and the incredible community that we’ve built around it. We want to thank you all for all the support, feedback, GG’s, and memes that you’ve provided on this journey. We are beyond grateful for the kind and inclusive community that has helped us make Video Horror Society into what it is.

Hellbent Games announcement – June 09, 2023

Thanks to everyone who pointed this out, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have a page up on the site later.