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Free-to-Play FPS ‘Blacklight: Retribution’ Shutting Down in March

Free-to-play online shooter “Blacklight: Retribution” comes to an end next month, developer Hardsuit Labs announced in a Steam post on Friday.

The game’s PC servers will officially shut down on Mar. 11, the team said. Until then, all items in the PC store are unlocked and free for all players. Account migration ended on Friday, and Hardsuit Labs said it will no longer update the game or provide technical support.

The PlayStation 4 version of “Blacklight: Retribution” will continue to operate after Mar. 11, since there’s no need to host game servers there, but it won’t receive any support from the developer.

“Blacklight: Retribution” first launched in July 2012 to mixed reviews. It was notable at the time for its futuristic setting and gadgets, like a visor that allows players see through walls and a mech-like “hardsuit” equipped with a one-shot, one-kill railgun and high velocity minigun.

Hardsuit Labs is apparently shutting down its online FPS because it’s working on some “very interesting projects” that require its full attention. “The studio capacity and resources are and have been entirely engaged with these projects and will be for the foreseeable future,” it said.

“Thank you for so much for your loyal support, and love over the years,” it added. “From the initial PC closed beta in November 2011 to today, it has been a great 7+ years. The joy that we got out of ‘Blacklight: Retribution’ is a testament to you the fans; your loyalty, dedication, support, and ultimate willingness to try our fun, quirky FPS.”

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