Today the developers at Omega Strikers studio at Odyssey Interactive announced that active content development on the game will cease by the end of the year.
We hear that despite their best efforts, as players may have been able to see in the Steam charts, they weren't able to grow Omega Strikers as much as they hoped.
While they want to keep the game going, as a studio of 40 developers, they need to make sure that they can keep the lights on, and unfortunately, Omega Strikers made "significantly less money" than it cost to build and maintain and that is unlikely to change.
As a consequence, by the end of 2023, the whole team will move on to create new games set in the same universe as Omega Strikers. The next content update will be the last.
That being said, the game won't completely shut down as servers and matchmaking will remain available. The developers will also continue polishing the custom game tools and release balance updates for the foreseeable future.
On the other hand, there won't be any more new skins, maps, strikers, awakenings, or Striker Passes.
While the developers love the game and don't want to take this difficult decision, the only option for them to keep going is to take what they have learned with the game and use it to build something new.
Despite the news, the developers at the studio are "super optimistic" about the future.
Making games is really really hard, and Omega Strikers showed us that - even though not a commercial success - we can make a game that's really fun and not something like you've seen before. That makes us really proud
We also hear that they're confident that thanks to all the learnings with Omega Strikers, they'll be able to build "something even more amazing in the future" albeit for now these games are just at the stage of ideas and prototypes.
That being said, they want to develop the game alongside the existing community, so they will perform "a lot of early testing" to which members oif the community will be invited.
As a further perk, any money spent on premium content for Omega Strikers will be granted to users as premium currency in Odyssey Interactive's next game, so players won't feel that their purchases were worthless. Of course, you can keep using that content on the current game as well as long as the servers stay on.
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Developed by a studio with core teams coming from Riot Games, Omega Strikers was officially released in April 2023 for PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android following several months of testing that started in September 2022.
It then launched on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in May 2023.