Legacy of Kain Shooter Nosgoth Closes Next Month

Nosgoth, the competitive first-person shooter set in the Legacy of Kain universe and developed by Rocket League creators Psyonix, will be shutting its servers down by the end of May.  Community Manager Oghamsmith announced on the Square Enix forums that the game would come to an end on May 31st without ever exiting its beta period.  The game will be available to play as normal until that date, but will cease to exist afterward.  Players will no longer be able to make in-game purchases and any purchases made from March 1st this year onward will automatically be refunded.

Nosgoth offered a unique, asymmetric style of play with one team playing as humans and the other as vampires, each with their own distinct arsenals and abilities at their disposal.  It garnered mostly positive reviews on Steam, but has also been a source of controversy.  Many fans of the Legacy of Kain series were immediately turned off by seeing a traditionally action-adventure series that had been on hiatus since 2003 being reworked into a competitive FPS.  Similar events had previously happened with the Shadowrun, Syndicate, and X-COM  franchises and the practice was already fatigued.  The official statement from Square Enix blames the closure on a lack of audience growth to support the title, but users in the forum have mostly pointed the finger towards a lack of developer response to community concerns and a mismanagement of finances on extravagant prize pools for tournaments.

What are your thoughts on Nosgoth shutting down?  Are you sad to see it go?  What are your thoughts on the Legacy of Kain series as a whole?  Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

New Rocket League DLC Announced

The developers behind Rocket league, the game that predecessed the 2008 Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, announced that this year’s huge hit, Rocket League, will be receiving na entirely new DLC, simply known as Revenge of the Battle-Cars, an homage to its predecessor).

The Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC will bring new car -Scarab and Zippy – which were originally from thepast game, and will also include 12 new decals, 6 for each car, and a bunch new customizations like new paint types, wheels, rocket boosts and toppersand antennas.

Besides all that, Revenge of the Battle-Cars will also add five new achivements onto Steam.

Psyonix, the development team behind the explosive and icnredibly fast cast-franchise, has stated:

“These variants are the last ‘regulation-style’ maps you’ll see for while, by the way, as our next few arenas after that will focus on more ‘unusual’ layouts and settings (more on those later this year), Additional FREE goodies, like new music, Community and Country flags, and our customary updates and optimizations will ship alongside the DLC.”

So, are you excited for the DLC and everything that comes with it? Be sure to tell us in the comments, but don’t forget, for more Rocket League-related, news, reviews, and much more, stay tuned to Vgamerz.