It's been a week of closure announcements in the world of Xbox and we've got another game to add to that list, as Metacritic's worst-rated Xbox game of 2022, CrossfireX, is officially shutting its servers this May.
The news was announced by the CrossfireX team today, with the explanation being that "the game was ultimately not where it needed to be", even despite the significant amount of free content that was added over the past year.
"It is with the deepest regret that we are informing you of our decision to end support for CrossfireX on May 18, 2023. Since the launch of the game, we have worked tirelessly to bring it to a point where we can all be proud, and throughout it all we have had the honor and pleasure of supporting our players."
"While our team worked hard to push out numerous content updates including fixes, new maps, modes & in-game events, the game was ultimately not where it needed to be. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to close the game."
Unfortunately, the server closure will affect the paid single-player campaigns as well as the free-to-play multiplayer, so nobody will be able to access any part of the game after May 18th, 2023.
All sales of the single-player campaigns and other paid content has already been halted, although the Operation Catalyst portion is still available with Xbox Game Pass at the time of writing - it's expected to be removed mid-February.
It's a sad end for CrossfireX, then, which had improved significantly in recent times, but unfortunately never managed to recover from its terribly poor reception back in February of 2022. Another one bites the dust!