Another day, another cancelled multiplayer game. This time around, it’s Nosgoth, the Legacy of Kain multiplayer action game that had never actually come out, but it had been in beta since January of last year.
The servers will go dark on May 31st, leaving any Nosgothians out there just under two months to say goodbye. After that, who knows how long it’ll be before we hear a peep out of the Legacy of Kain franchise. Before Nosgoth, the last game of the series was Defiance back in 2003, and there are even murmurs that Nosgoth was the multiplayer component of a cancelled single player game by the name of Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun. This might not be the end of the franchise, though. Any studio can propose a Legacy of Kain game if they want, through Square Enix’s Collective program. Then of course it has to be accepted, crowdfunded, developed to completion, and released.
As for Nosgoth, refunds will be awarded to anyone who paid money for the game since March 1st. Prior to that, you’re out of luck. As a random sidenote, evidently Nosgoth was being developed by Psyonix, the studio behind Rocket League. If only their golden touch had struck twice.
A massive amount of work has gone into making Nosgoth a reality, and continually bringing new developments to the game. Our own teams, as well as the great guys at Psyonix, have dedicated a huge portion of themselves to making Nosgoth bigger and better over the years. Not only that, but dedicated community members provided a great deal of feedback that has been tremendously beneficial to the game. We are eternally grateful. Thank you one and all.
The full statement, as well as an F.A.Q., is up on Steam.