Mighty Doom, the top-down shooter title based on the famous Doom franchise announces the shut down of servers

Mighty Doom, the 2D endless arcade title, developed by Alpha Dog Games and published by Bethesda Softworks is all set to shut down its servers on August 7, 2024. As per the updates, the developers, Alpha Dog Games’ closure of operation is the main reason behind the shutdown of the game. In-app purchases have been suspended for the game and refunds can be claimed.

Developers Alpha Dog Games’ closure comes as part of the mass Microsoft and Xbox layoffs

The massive layoffs will not only affect Alpha Dog Games but 3 other studios as well. According to the layoff news, Arkane Austin, Alpha Dog Games, Roundhouse Games, and Tango Gameworks will close their operations. The game, Mighty Doom was adored for its gore action and the Slayer character to progress through various levels in a roguelike play style. It had only been available for a year after years of soft launch.

The developers have stopped the in-game purchases in the game and have also allowed the players to claim refunds on the purchases already made. If you did make a purchase be sure to follow the instructions in the tweet provided above to claim back the funds for purchase. Not much is known about how many employees were affected by these massive layoffs, however, it surely does show the current trend of layoffs in the gaming world.

Mighty Doom will officially close its servers on August 7, 2024

Mighty Doom will shut down the operations on August 7th, 2024. As of now, no official statement has been released by Microsoft stating the actual reasons. However, it could be because of the management of resources or making way for other hit titles from the inventory in the future.

Image via Bethesda Softworks
Image via Bethesda Softworks

Mighty Doom was based on the famous Doom franchise and could have been a decent title if continued operations. Hence it is sad to see the game closing its operations so soon after being released, the closure of the studio does depict the impending layoffs that the gaming industry faces as of now.

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