Developed by Ratloop Games Canada and published by Frontier Foundry announced that the Lemnis Gate will be closed after two years of service. The time-looping turn-based shooter will not be available for purchase after April 11th, and will be removed from storefronts on all platforms on July 11th.
The Canadian developer thanked the community for supporting Lemnis Gate since its November 2021 release. Although the title wanted to put an “innovative twist on the FPS genre”, it never gained serious popularity in its two years of service. The online shooter launched with just 362 players, according to Steam Charts, and has yet to gain traction on Valve’s storefront. It also failed to live up to the expectations of developers and publishers on other platforms.
“Starting April 11, 2023, Lemnis Gate will be removed from sale on all platforms. However, we will keep the multiplayer servers online until July 11,” the developer said in a statement. Those who want to say goodbye to the sci-fi shooter will be able to join the multiplayer servers for a while after the game is pulled from stores. Console players, on the other hand, “will still have access to local multiplayer and training modes, but PC players will not be able to continue playing.”
The Lemnis Gate also found its way Xbox Game Pass in 2021, despite receiving a “Very Positive” rating on Steam and an average score of 7.5 on Metacritic, Ratloop Games’ sci-fi shooter failed to survive in the multiplayer shooter environment. The developer released the latest update back in December 2021 and introduced a new map and game mode, but that wasn’t enough for Lemnis Gate to keep players updated as well.
That being said, Lemnis Gate really deserves some credit for its innovative time loop formula that allowed players to use different tactics and strategies. While it offered a rich and rewarding experience thanks to its gameplay design choices, the title also likely provided a steep learning curve for those who prefer a shorter FPS.
If you like complex game formulas where you can create different combat scenarios, you might want to give Lemnis Gate a chance before it joins the graveyard of multiplayer games like Marvel’s Avengers or Ubisoft a never before seen Q project and many, many others.
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