Ncsoft will shut servers for mxm moba in january, just months after june launch

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NCSoft created MXM (Master X Master) as a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game to lớn take on Riot Games’ League of Legends. And it looks lượt thích League of Legends won.

NCSoft announced today that it will be shutting down servers for the game on January 31. As of today, it’s disabled real-money purchases on the MXM store, và players may unlock all of the game’s content for không tính phí until the servers cchiến bại.


As we noted in our pđánh giá, Riot Games’ League of Legends seems pretty invulnerable at this point in the $19.8 billion multiplayer online battle aremãng cầu (MOBA) market. NCSoft launched MXM as a free-to-play third-person action MOBA on June 21 on the PC. I played briefly, và it was a unique experience. But I didn’t see a reason for it khổng lồ pull players away from League of Legends, Dota 2, or Heroes of the Storm.

The game tried lớn phối itself apart by allowing you to switch between two different Masters at any given moment. You coulc use your mouse wheel khổng lồ switch from one Master lớn another. When you were losing & were about to lớn die, you could switch to lớn the other Master khổng lồ get a fresh character. It was like tag-team wrestling.

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I played the 5-versus-5 mode, & it also has a 3-versus-3 battle aremãng cầu. You can play player-versus-the-environment as well.


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Above: Master X Master lets you swap out one character for another.


“There is no easy way to say this, but regretfully, we will be discontinuing our service for MXM. … Deciding lớn cthua kém the game is not a decision we come to lightly, but ultimately it came down lớn a matter of business,” NCSoft said in its announcement. “We explored several options, but none of them were sustainable. We truly believe that MXM is special and offered a lot of new ideas khổng lồ change up the MOBA genre, but in trying to lớn carve out a nibịt for itself, we failed lớn connect with players.”

NCSoft will offer refunds in full on purchases made between August 30 & November 16. This will happen within the next seven to 14 days và, if possible, via the same method the purchase was made.

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“We are truly grateful for the community that grew around MXM, và for your support of the game,” the company said. “We saw MXM as a challenge lớn the status quo—a change-up of mechanics that would revitalize the MOBA genre & attract players who wanted to test the upper limits of their skills—but in the over, it wasn’t enough to lớn take on the established juggernauts.”


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