Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, the free-to-play downloadable game released exclusively for the Playstation 3, will be shutting down its service completely later this year. Bandai Namco announced plans to terminate the game on its official Japanese website with the game becoming completely unplayable on November 30th.
Official sites for Lost Swords outside of Japan have yet to release their own statements, so the date of closure may vary depending on your region.
The end of Soulcalibur: Lost Swords doesn’t come as too great a surprise, even with it only being less than two years old. Lost Swords is the worst received game in the Soulcalibur series with a Metacritic score of 38 out of 100 and an even worse user score.
The main source of controversy with the title is that it is pay-to-win by design, with producer Masaaki Hoshino openly admitting that this was their intent, and competitive play, the thing that fighting games are most played for, had to be cut from the title for the sake of preserving this model. Will you actually be missing Soulcalibur: Lost Swords when it’s gone? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.