The Tomorrow Children
went into beta
13 months ago before releasing fully in October 2016. News broke today that the odd dystopian future title will be taken offline on November 1st. The following is the announcement as listed on the game's updated PSN Store Page:
End of Service Announcement for The Tomorrow ChildrenThank you for playing The Tomorrow Children.
Online services for The Tomorrow Children will end on November 1st, 2017 at 1:00AM (PDT) *The game will not launch after service ends.
End Date for The Tomorrow Children Online ServiceNovember 1st, 2017 at 1:00AM (PDT)
The Frontier Pack, and Freeman Dollars from the PlayStation®Store, as well as new downloads for the title and special items will no longer be available.
Freeman DollarsAny remaining Freeman Dollars cannot be used after service ends. Please use any Freeman Dollars before the service end date.
*The in-game black market will be available to use until service ends.
There is only a short amount of time remaining, however The Tomorrow Children development and operations team hope that you can all continue to enjoy our title until the end of service. And we would like to extend our thanks and best wishes to you all who continue to enjoy and play our game.
Given that only 909 gamers have played The Tomorrow Children
as of this article being written, it seems that the active online community was just not enough to sustain a free-to-play title supported by microtransactions. Players will not be able to purchase microtransactions after August 31st, 2017 8:00AM (PDT).
Q-Games founder, Dylan Cuthbert, commented on Twitter that the cost of running a MMO with new, fresh content on a regular basis while trying to generate player interest, was simply too much of a burden for the small team at Q-Games.
Did you play The Tomorrow Children
? What did you think of the unique approach to MMO design? And will you try to snag some trophies before the servers go dark on November 1st?