Earlier today, the Midwinter Entertainment team over at Improbable announced the closure of Scavengers, a team-focused online shooter game. The game first released last year in April 2021, and was met with high praise for its take on the shooter genre mixing both sandbox-style PvE and class-based PvP elements to create a truly unique experience.
Unfortunately, as has been the trend as of late, many games have not lasted long in the last two years. In the announcement, the team states:
We have been quiet for a while now, and firstly we just want to apologize for that. We have an update for Scavengers but it is one that we share with a heavy heart. We have made the difficult decision to shut the game down on December 16, 2022. The last few months have seen a decline in the playerbase, and whilst we explored many options to reinvigorate server population while the game is in early access, it became clear that it was unsustainable to continue development and live service. We’re all proud of what we accomplished, and are grateful to every player who took the time to play, even if it was just for a short while.
From the very start of development, we wanted to create a unique, team-focused strategic online shooter experience that we built alongside our community. Your passion, dedication and support for Scavengers has been nothing short of extraordinary. We thank you for taking this journey with us.
Before we bid farewell to Cascade Springs, we wanted to spend the next few weeks celebrating your time with us.
We hope you can join us in the snow to give Scavengers the thrilling sendoff it deserves. Finally, it’s for us to say thank you to the team, our partners, and everyone else who has supported us along the way. We look forward to updating you all on what’s next for Improbable, and we hope you’ll join us wherever that journey takes us next. But for now…
This is unfortunate to the team, and to the players that were dedicated fans of this unique online game. For those that wish to take part in the upcoming send-off event for the game, they can do so by visiting the website at PlayScavengers.com.