Sega is shutting down the mobile game in July
Sega has announced plans to close down Sonic Runners, the first mobile game from Sonic Team.
The company ceased sales of the game’s premium currency, Red Star Rings, yesterday, and will close down the rest of the game on July 27 at 9am UTC. Since players will not be able to redeem or use Red Star Rings after that date, Sega suggests using them before then.
“We would like express out most sincere thanks to all our users for their patronage and support,” Sega said in a statement. “The Sonic Runners team hopes that you enjoyed the journey as much as we did.”
The free-to-play endless runner originally debuted in Japan and Canada on February 25, 2015 before launching worldwide that June. In order to be abandoned just over a year after launch, it seems as though the project must have been a significant disappointment for the brass at Sega.
Notification of closure of service [Sonic Runners]