|Petroglyph to close Battle For Graxia MOBA June 27th|
|Posted: 10.06.2013 15:00 by Simon Priest||Comments: 4|
The Las Vegas-based Petroglyph Games will be shutting down their MOBA Battle For Graxia June 27th after it has failed to achieve a sustainable community for the studio. They no longer accept purchases of currency.
Free currency has been given to current players with plans to make all items free after its last tournament. Petroglyph "reserve the right to bring BFG back" in the future, and it is their hope to do so.
In December of 2012 various employees tweeted news that the studio was forced to make redundancies, which is believed to have been around 30 people.
Trion Worlds took development of Petroglyph's End of Nations in-house shortly after the studio had begun the open beta, ending their involvement. In March this year they attempted a Kickstarter campaign for a strategy title called Victory, but they pulled the plug after 10 days when it managed just $30k of their $700k goal.
"It has been an exciting and challenging journey during this time to provide you with a fun and engaging MOBA style of game," read the Battle For Graxia forums. "We have learned much and it has been a pleasure to work with you, the members of the community."
"We reserve the right to bring BFG back online at some time and hope to do so in the future."
Petroglyph Games was founded by former EA Westwood developers. The title they are probably still most known for would be Star Wars: Empire at War which mixed ground and space RTS battles.