Armature Studio’s Dead Star was released in April and was part of the PlayStation Plus line up for that month. The game is a multiplayer shoot’em up pitting teams of up to 10 players against each other in procedurally generated arenas. At least it will be for the next couple of weeks. Armature has taken the decision to remove Dead Star from PSN and Steam effective immediately, and on November 1st the servers will be shut down for good by Armature due to cost.
Armature’s Jack Mathew’s spoke to Kotaku about the decision.
“We are shutting down the game because, bluntly, the costs of operating the game now exceed its income. This decision was not taken lightly internally, and was extremely sad to me personally. Armature put a lot of time, love and studio resources into both the game and the community, and we are extremely grateful to our community for their support in keeping this going as long as it could.”
Though Dead Star has been delisted it is still available to download if you have it in your library, though only the tutorial will be playable after the shutdown.