Disintegration losing multiplayer only five months after release

It’s no Halo, that’s for sure (Pic: V1 Interactive)

Due to a lack of interest, Disintegration has already begun phasing out its multiplayer, which will be removed by November.

A hybrid of first person shooter and real-time strategy, Disintegration is certainly an ambitious and interesting game from Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto.

Unfortunately, it appears that it has been struggling to find itself an audience, at least when it comes to the game’s multiplayer, as it was announced yesterday that the multiplayer severs will be shutting down.

The news comes straight from developer V1 Interactive and publisher Private Division, as the detailed the shutdown in a blog.

‘We have made the difficult decision to remove Disintegration’s multiplayer modes from the game across all platforms.

‘This will be done in phases over the coming months, starting today with the removal of the in-game store, and will conclude on 17 November with the full removal of multiplayer.’

Despite this, they confirmed that the single-player campaign will be left untouched and, though the in-game store is gone, players will still be able to redeem any credits they have purchased or earned, so no need to worry about wasted time or money.

Good ideas are sadly no substitute for less than average gameplay (Pic: V1 Interactive)

‘From both the development team at V1 Interactive and publishing group at Private Division, we stand by the creative risks taken to launch such a unique, genre-bending game created by this small but talented and passionate team,’ the statement continues.

‘While our player base showed interest in the single-player campaign, the game unfortunately struggled to build a significant audience necessary for a compelling multiplayer experience. After weighing options, we have collectively made the decision to sunset the multiplayer support.

‘We believe the video game industry needs constant innovation, and we will continue to take risks, follow creative visions, and support new ideas. To everyone who has played Disintegration: we thank you.’

Overall, Disintegration has received rather mixed reviews from critics and doesn’t appear to have left much of an impact on its audience

On Metacritic, all three versions of the game have barely any user reviews between them, and they all fluctuate wildly, ranging from 10/10s to 0/10s.

Disintegration is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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