Unknown Worlds has confirmed that “active development” on Natural Selection 2 has come to an finish.
Originally launched on the finish of 2012, Natural Selection 2 is “a fast paced multiplayer shooter that pits aliens against humans in a strategic and action-packed struggle for survival,” that also holds a Very Positive rating on Steam.
However since 2014, the participant neighborhood has dealt with all main updates, together with one in December final 12 months that launched matched play to the sport alongside a brand new map and improved bots.
In a press release posted throughout official channels, Unknown Worlds confirmed: “Ten years since its official release and over 117 updates later, active development of Natural Selection 2 has ended.”
“Our team and this community have provided many years of passion and support for this game,” continued the studio. “Over the years we had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many of you whether at an expo, live tournament, Discord or playing on a server. We thank you for your support and commitment to NS2 and know that this game would not have been the same without you. Now it’s time to look to the future and continue on to other projects within the company.”
“While we won’t be actively working on Natural Selection 2, we will still continue to host matched play servers so that community members will be able to play games on-demand with other players or bots. Although this isn’t goodbye, we still would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to you, our community and to all of those that worked with us on Natural Selection 2 over the years.”
Return to the reimagined NS1 basic map TANITH, now accessible with Update 340 on Steam! A particular thanks to Matthew Allbright (Zavaro) for all his work to carry this map again to the battleground 🙌 https://t.co/Emvccz8D6x
— Natural Selection 2 (@NS2) December 17, 2021
In 2021, Krafton Inc introduced it was buying Unknown Worlds and confirmed that “in addition to ongoing updates for Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero, Unknown Worlds is currently working on a new genre-defining game”.
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