Is 2023 fast becoming the year of the gaming shut down? While Microsoft has officially walked back its support page comments on the Xbox 360 store closure, two other Xbox experiences are indeed closing down in the next few months.
The teams behind two free-to-play Xbox games, Rumbleverse and Knockout City, have revealed that both games will shut down this year. F2P battle royale Rumbleverse is the first to go on February 28th, 2023.
Developer Iron Galaxy has confirmed that players can get refunds on any in-game purchases made since the game launched last August, including battle pass content. The team will be revealing more information on refunds "soon".
Over in Knockout City, it's been revealed that the free-to-play brawler is all set to shut down on June 6th, 2023. Knockout City has been around a little longer, with the team also giving fans a bit more notice on the game's shutdown.
Season 9 for Knockout City will still go ahead later this month, but as it does, all in-game purchases will be disabled and players will no longer be able to spend money on the game. Both Season 9 and the in-game store closure are set to occur on February 28th, 2023.
If you want to get a little more playtime in with either of these free-to-play Xbox games, you've only got a few more weeks to do so. For fans of either title this is unfortunate to see, but alas, 'tis the world we live in!