Namco shutting down Soulcalibur: Lost Swords


'Gods, please forgive me'

Roughly a year and a half after its launch, Namco is ending its free-to-play PlayStation 3 experiment Soulcalibur: Lost Swords. It was apparently not great and coupled with a bad microtransaction scheme. 

Namco even made a real fucking sad trailer about the service ending.

Just about 2 million downloaded the fighting game, which will cease sale of certain in-game items on September 30 and the rest October 27. You know, in case you want to spend money on a game that's being shut down on November 30?

I wonder if Namco has plans to follow up on 2012's SoulCalibur 5 at some point or if it's all white flag waving towards Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X et al.

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