EA Abandons MOBA Dawngate, Refunds Coming to Beta Players
EA is pulling the plug on its entry into the multiplayer online battle arena, Dawngate.
Waystone Games developer Matt Bromberg announced that Dawngate will be shutting down within the next 90 days. Dawngate was intended to be EA's big MOBA, which intended to go head-to-head against the likes of League of Legends and DOTA 2. With the recent success of Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm beta, it looks like there just isn't enough room for Dawngate to thrive as healthy competition. Mind you, League of Legends was based off of Defense of the Ancients, which was originally a custom mod game that arose out of Blizzard's Warcraft III level creator.
Bromberg announced the Dawngate's cancellation with much reluctance:
Today, I have the unenviable task of announcing that we've decided to stop development of Dawngate."
" Dawngate has been in beta for almost 18 months, including a full open beta for the past six months. Through that time, we've taken a lot of feedback from players and delivered lots of new features and innovations. And although the game has grown, we're not seeing the progress we'd hoped for. This isn't the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed.
Any players who spent money on Dawngate during its beta (mainly for premium content) will have their money refunded to them within the next 10 days. Anyone who did not receive their refund after this time should contact EA's Help site.