Ninja Idea’s foray into multiplayer games, Bleeding Edge, is not going to see any extra new content material, the developer says. The studio has moved on to different initiatives, and whereas Bleeding Edge stays playable on PC and Xbox, it received’t be getting any new fighters or maps from right here on out.
Whereas it’s true that Ninja Idea has different video games within the works – akin to, most notably, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – a significant component within the resolution is undoubtedly a scarcity of gamers. On Steam, Bleeding Edge had simply 4 gamers energetic worldwide, with a 24-hour peak of only nine. That’s barely sufficient to assist a single 4v4 match.
It’s a disgrace, since Bleeding Edge is a moderately good multiplayer fighting game. Banking on Ninja Idea’s expertise with DmC: Satan Could Cry and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Bleeding Edge felt snappy and responsive. However the gamers by no means actually confirmed up in sustainable numbers: even at launch, the best variety of concurrent gamers Bleeding Edge ever noticed on Steam was simply 1,464.
Meaning one other studio might be shutting down new manufacturing on a multiplayer sport lower than a yr post-launch. Hero-based multiplayer battlers have confirmed to be a surprisingly troublesome style to interrupt into: LawBreakers, Battleborn, and (most lately) Crucible have all tried and failed to realize traction within the subject that’s been dominated by Overwatch and battle royale games for a number of years now.
With the studio now specializing in our new initiatives (Senua’s Saga, Mission Mara & The Perception Mission) we’ve determined that there might be no additional content material updates for Bleeding Edge. The sport continues to be playable on Xbox and PC. Thanks to the followers & maintain teaming up & inflicting chaos!
— Bleeding Edge (@BleedingEdgeNT) January 28, 2021
Once more, Bleeding Edge will stay playable, no less than in the intervening time – however there received’t be any new characters, costumes, or places to sit up for, alas.