Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a bolters-and-chainswords tackle chess that was ok to land sq. in the course of our grand rating of each WH40K sport ever (opens in new tab). Sadly, its days of glory are over: After seven years of operation, the servers have been closed and the Regicide has been delisted from Steam and cellular storefronts.
“Thanks for an unimaginable seven years of Warhammer 40,000 Regicide 2015-2022!” the studio introduced (opens in new tab) final week. “Congratulations to all our ranked match event contributors with over 300,000 lively gamers and over 600,000 matches in every mode.
“Sadly, we regretfully announce the fast closure of the servers and might be unlisting the Steam Launch, Google Play Retailer, and the iOS App Retailer from In the present day, the 14th of October, 2022.”
The excellent news for anybody who owns the sport is that Regicide will proceed to function offline. The unhealthy information is that the marketing campaign is “the weakest a part of Regicide,” we mentioned in our 70% evaluation (opens in new tab). Luckily, the skirmish mode—which is the place Regicide actually shines—can be playable offline, and higher-level AIs make for a fairly good problem.
Hammerfall did not say why Regicide was taken offline, though it is not all that uncommon for the plug to be pulled on older video games. What’s a bit unusual on this occasion is how instantly all of it appeared to occur. The announcement of the closure and delisting on Steam (opens in new tab), which went up earlier at present—a full week after the sport was delisted—is the primary replace since July 2017, and several other folks have complained that it occurred with out advance warning.
“Good, they’re shutting down the servers,” TheBlasterMaster (opens in new tab) wrote in a single notably succinct response. “Purchased this not way back. BS.”
I’ve reached out to Hammerfall for extra info on the shutdown and can replace if I obtain a reply.