Live Service Game Knockout City Will Shut Down This June

Velan Studios is “very excited” about what’s next.

After more than two years, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit developer Velan Studios today announced it would be shutting down its free-to-play multiplayer brawler Knockout City on 6th June this year – with Season 9 to be the “final season” for the game.

Although it’s had over 12 million players, it has been unable to “attract and retain” enough players to make it sustainable. It’s also been a massive learning curve for the studio, which is new to live service games, and therefore it’s made the tough decision to end support.

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