Bullet Run, the free-to-play first-person shooter from Acony and Sony Online Entertainment, is coming to its untimely end. Today, SOE announced Bullet Run will be shutting down all operations on March 8, 2013. In the end, Bullet Run will go down as a game that lasted less than a year of public availability. Bullet Run became available to everyone last July. SOE says the decision to shut down Bullet Run was agreed upon by itself and Acony.
Although neither company have gone into detail about why Bullet Run is shutting down, it goes without saying that it either didn’t make enough money, attract enough users or both. Bullet Run’s concept was that of a deathmatch reality show, but the gameplay was pretty generic. It simply didn’t do anything compelling to make it stand out from other shooters on the market.
At this point, it’s not a good idea to spend any money on Bullet Run from now on even though items can be purchased until March 8. However, SOE Game Cards can’t be used to purchase Platinum Memberships. Existing Platinum Memberships won’t be billed after today. Anyone with a subscription that was scheduled to last beyond the end of January will get a refund for the remaining time on their membership.
Before SOE came into the picture, Acony had plans to release Bullet Run (then called Hedone) on PC, XBLA and PSN. Even though SOE will retain the game’s code, it doesn’t have any plans to bring it back anytime soon. Somehow, I don’t think many people will consider it a huge loss.
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