Mojang is best known for Minecraft, a game that has swept the globe and gathered legions of fans. Late last year the studio was bought by Microsoft for a fee of $2.5 billion, with Minecraft’s success the obvious reason for such a big expense. But Minecraft isn’t Mojang’s only game as the company also dabbled in the popular card battling genre with Scrolls. That didn’t set the world on fire and in fact hasn’t had much fanfare since release. In fact the biggest news story around the game was when Mojang managed to hold off a lawsuit from Zenimax over the word scrolls, and that was four years ago.
Today Mojang has announced that the Echoes update for Scrolls will be the final piece of content the game will get.
Scrolls will still be available to purchase for the time being, and our servers will run until at least July 1st, 2016. All future proceeds will go towards keeping Scrolls playable for as long as possible.
The launch of the Scrolls beta was a great success. Tens of thousands of players battled daily, and many of them remain active today. Unfortunately, the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development.
We’ve had a great time working on Scrolls, and appreciate every last player who’s downloaded our game. Extra big thanks to the most dedicated members of our community; some of you have logged in almost every day since release and dedicated a large portion of your time to dominating the leaderboards and taking care of new players. We salute you, honourable scrolldiers.
So there’s still at least a year’s worth of playtime before the future is fully decided on the fate of Scrolls, but it looks like the game will be shut down after that date.