- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale game.
- Sharkmob announced that it is completely stopped the development of the game.
- The game will remain available until the team can keep the servers running.
The Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale game developed & produced by Sharkmob. The video game is based on The Vampire: The Masquerade and is part of a larger World of Darkness series.
In a new blog post, the developers of The Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt announced that they have completely stooped the development of the title. It is very unfortunate since the video game is just one year old only, and soon there will be no new update for the community.
The developers took the shocking decision after observing a huge drop in the number of the loyal player base that use to come & play the title on the daily bases.
Well, the free-to-play battle royale game has been working hard to retain its loyal player base, and the current number of players is much less, ultimately leading the developers to take such an extreme decision.
For instance, at the time of writing this, there are only 812 active players currently playing the battle royale game, according to SteamDB.
The 24-hour peak was hardly more than 1300 players, which is a massive, far cry from the initial player base of nearly 30,000 players the game had soon after its release.
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Sharkmob, in the blog post, said, “While we have an amazing and very engaged community, we haven’t been able to reach the critical mass needed to sustain development. This led us to the decision to stop further development of Bloodhunt“.
Nonetheless, the developer (Sharkmob) ensured the community that Bloodhunt will remain playable as long as the team could keep the server running. It means that players will still be able to play & enjoy the battle royale game, but there will be no new content or updates that will keep the gaming experience fresh.
The team continued, “Bloodhunt server will stay up, and the game will remain available to play. Our aim is to keep the servers going as long as we have an active player base and community”.
The players who want to continue playing the game will not have to worry about the repetition until the team shut down the servers.
According to the devs, a voting system will be implemented in Bloodhunt that will regularly unlock new items and keep the experience fresh.
The cosmetics will also become unlockable by using the game in currency in the future before the team eventually removes the in-game purchases soon on September 26.
Furthermore, the developers mentioned that it was a hard decision to make as a lot of tears were poured into The Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt free-to-play battle royale project.
It saw tremendous success at its launch, but then it failed to keep the massive player base like some of the other battle royale games that are dominating the Steam store.
However, it looks like the Sharkmob is already up to something, as it has been reported that the studio is working on two unannounced titles & has started hiring new talents. The unannounced titles are large-scale online multiplayer projects that are powered by Unreal Engine 5.