Indie developer Systemic Reaction has announced they’re shutting down Second Extinction, their dinosaur-slaying first-person shooter that’s been available for PC.
Second Extinction will be delisted from various online stores across Steam, the Microsoft Store, and the Epic Games Store, and its online servers will shut down sometime next year in 2024. Servers will remain operational for a time after the game is delisted.
Second Extinction game has been available in early access since 2020, and was later released for Xbox consoles via the Game Preview program.
“While Second Extinction is well-loved among our players and the gaming community, it regrettably did not achieve the success we hoped it would,” the developer said. “Additionally, some unforeseen show-stopping issues prevented us from leaving Early Access and Game Preview.”
They added, “As you may recall, we initially planned to launch the 1.0 version late last year, but the discovery of a few critical issues forced us to pull back close to the release. Unfortunately, it became clear that our small team lacked the resources necessary to hit our quality targets and exit Early Access and Game Preview, and the investment needed to do so was too large for us to bear. After evaluating our options and working during this year to find other potential solutions, this became the reality our team had to face.”