Some sad news has come about in the Smash community, as Project M will be coming to a close with the current 3.6 patch being the last one.
The Project M development team recently took to their website to announce that they will be stopping their support on Project M “effective immediately”, and will instead aim to work on other future projects.
From the website:
We realize that this will come as a shock to many of our fans. Please, forgive us. Again, it’s been an excruciating call to make, but it’s been made a bit easier by our satisfaction with the previous and final release, v3.6. We’ve spent six years polishing Project M, and rather than let it drag on through another several years of dwindling development and change-fatigue in the competitive circle, we’re going to consider our work complete.
In the mean time, we plan to be hard at work on new projects, built from the ground up. We can’t spill the beans just yet, but know that we’re looking towards a fresh start with brand new designs. Rather than splitting our focus, many of us want to dedicate ourselves to this new venture fully. In this way, we hope to maintain the level of quality and professionalism you’ve come to expect from us.
For those of you unaware, Project M is an incredibly popular mod for Super Smash Bros Brawl, and aims to rework most of the games mechanics to most closely resemble that of Melee’s.
It will be interesting to see what future projects they have in store. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors, and eagerly await to see what this new project is.