Developer Boltrend have announced the global version of Idola Phantasy Star Saga will be shutting down this summer.
The Japanese servers for the game have already been shut down as of January 2022. So it was only a matter of time before the global version would follow suit. Idola Phantasy Star Saga is a gacha game based on the Phantasy Star franchise by Sega.
Idola Phantasy Star Saga didn’t have a long life, at least for the global side of things. The game was first launched in 2018 in Japan first to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary. A global version would come out in 2020, so those outside of Japan had little time before the end of service.
Starting on July 22nd, players will be unable to make any in-game purchases. It will also not be available for download after this date as well. Officially the servers will shut down on August 22.
Afterwards, up until September 6, 2022, former players may apply for a refund on any paid star diamonds. They will only receive refunds for any paid star diamonds owned at time of the servers shutting down.
It seems that another gacha game based on a preexisting franchise will be closing down. Earlier Final Fantasy Record Keeper announced its global servers will be shut down, though the Japanese one will continue on.