After less than a year, ARPG Pagan Online is turning off its multiplayer servers and becoming a single-player only game. In an announcement yesterday, Serbian developer Mad Head Games and publisher Wargaming confirmed that the change would take effect next month.
The statement reads "unfortunately, over the past year, it has become clear that supporting Pagan Online as a multiplayer game is no longer sustainable." As a result, the multiplayer servers will shut down on August 4 in an attempt "to ensure the continuity of our game." Players will receive a handful of in-game goodies from Wargaming for their troubles.
Digging a little deeper, however, it seems that all may not have been well with Pagan Online for a while. Visiting its Steam page, you're met with the news that "at the request of the publisher, Pagan Online is unlisted on the Steam store and will not appear in search." The recent reviews for the game are overwhelmingly negative, many referencing the recent decision, but many players have previously complained about the dearth of new content, suggesting that the problems might require a little more to fix than simply turning off the servers.