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Might & Magic: Showdown will be shuttered at the end of the month

Tom said in his January preview of Might & Magic: Showdown, just ahead of its Early Access release, that painting the game's digital miniatures was great, but the actual PvP gameplay was among the "dullest" he'd seen in a long time. Several months later, it appears that Ubisoft is unable to figure out how to make it better, as Showdown is being shuttered at the end of the month. 

"We wish to convey our sincerest gratitude to you, our dedicated players, who have helped us navigate the management of an Early Access campaign—because of you, we have learned a great deal about how best to serve you and we hope to carry these learnings forward into future Ubisoft projects," Ubi wrote in a closure message posted last week.

"We also owe a very special debt of gratitude to our Might & Magic fans who accepted this new take on the universe. It has been our pleasure and honor to deal with one of gaming’s longest lived communities." 

Might & Magic: Showdown is no longer available for purchase, and the servers will be shut down on July 31, after which it will no longer be playable. Until that same date, Ubisoft will also issue full refunds "to players who feel they are owed them." 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.