One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will have its multiplayer servers sunsetted on February 28, 2022. While you'd then probably think (and be correct in thinking so) that all offline game modes will still be available for players to play, online 1v1 game matches will still be available as well, just not... everything else. That's fairly interesting, because usually when a game's multiplayer servers are taken offline, it means everything, not just most of it. This would seem to indicate that the 1v1 matches are (or will be) done via peer-to-peer, and not using matchmaking.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is only about a year and a half old at this point, released on February 27, 2020, which makes it essentially two years exactly that the full suite of features will be available for this game. That's not a lot and seems a rather small timeframe, but consider TechRaptor's review from our very own Andrew Stretch:
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows throws players into a world of heroes. While the game looks flashy with big attacks and heavy cosmetic customization, the framework that this game is built on is pretty sparse. If you want a fighting game this is dime a dozen, though fans might get a tickle out of hurdles made to make Saitama 'balanced.'
That's not very good. This is compounded when you consider that Andrew gave the game a 4/10 and Steam's User Reviews (which are generally more forgiving) having 545 reviews in total for a 51% positive review score 'Mixed' rating. Basically, from an outsider's perspective, this is a game in a beloved IP that almost no one liked, bought, and played.
This is further shown in the steamcharts stats, where there are 5 people playing the game right now. The game's all-time peak is 502 players, which is really bad. A month after its release its peak was only 28 players online, so this game landed with a thud and never recovered, leading to the eventual demise of its multiplayer servers.
What do you think of this news? Did you ever try One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows? Let us know in the comments!