Iron Galaxy has confirmed that it will be shutting down Rumbleverse, the free-to-play, pro-wrestling on February 28, six months after it was launched. The company has also informed that any player who spent money on the game – including the purchase of a Battle Pass or the in-game currency, Brawlla Bills – is eligible for a refund, on any platform.
“The remaining weeks will be a chance to celebrate the competitive spirit you have brought this to game. There will be more livestreams to play some games with the developers and let them pull the curtain back to share some behind-the scenes moments from the creative process that built this city,” company's statement read.
In an open letter to the game’s community of players, Iron Galaxy expressed it sincere hope that the news does not mark the end of Rumbleverse. “You may not yet have seen the Rumble in its final form. If we can welcome people back onto the deck of the battle barge again, we hope you will be there, laced up and ready to take your rightful place in the cannon,” added the statement.
Although, Rumbleverse was developed to be as watchable as it was playable, but the game failed to gain much traction on Twitch, which may have sealed it fate – along with some other battle royale titles.
Rumbleverse was first announced at The Games Awards 2021, though a proposed early access launch for January 2022 was further postponed. It was formally launched on August 11 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.