For a while now, people in the gaming industry have been discussing game preservation and how to go about it. Although there's a case to be made for the preservation of incredible titles such as The Last of Us, some games are simply shovelware that needs to be canned. This brings us to CrossfireX.
According to a recent announcement from Remedy Entertainment, the first-person shooter game will be discontinued on May 18. The Xbox exclusive, which launched on February 10 of last year, will now be added to the ever-growing list of live-services games that have been discontinued, which also includes Epic Games' Rumbleverse and EA's Knockout City.
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The single-player and multiplayer modes of CrossfireX will no longer be accessible after the shutdown. Additionally, effective immediately, the game will no longer be available for sale on the Xbox Store, and no new content will be added to the game. As of February 3, players who purchased the game within the last 14 days will qualify for a refund.
It is with the deepest regret that we are informing you of our decision to end support for CrossfireX on May 18, 2023. Since the launch of the game, we have worked tirelessly to bring it to a point where we can all be proud, and throughout it all we have had the honor and pleasure of supporting our players.
Coming to this decision was not easy, however, we can proudly say that our players have been amazingly active, passionate and enthusiastic in working with us to create a game that would be fun and enjoyable by all. We want to thank each and every one of our players for playing CrossfireX and being a part of this journey with us.
- All sales on the Xbox Store will be halted.
- There will be no new content added to the game (i.e. maps, modes, camos, etc.).
- Purchases made within the last 14 days as of February 3, 2023, may be eligible for a refund. Please submit a refund request via the following LINK.
- Our game servers will close on May 18, 2023 for the final time, but until then you will be able to enjoy all previously purchased and unlocked in-game content.
- We have created this FAQ which may address any additional questions you might have.
We hope that you will be able to enjoy CrossfireX until the service ends and we will always be grateful for your support. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any issues by visiting our support page.
Thank you for everything.
It is hardly surprising that the developers of CrossfireX have decided to shut down the game. Metacritic ranked it as the second-worst game of 2022, and most players criticized its poor storytelling, pacing, and bland characters.
Remedy Entertainment is currently working on several projects at the moment, including Alan Wake 2, Control 2, as well as a remake of Max Payne 1 and 2 for modern consoles.