Super Bomberman R Online will be shutting down after just 18 months

Just over a year after launch, Konami has announced that it is shutting down Super Bomberman R Online.

Battle royale bomber launched as a free-to-play game in May 2021, but finding and keeping an audience is difficult. SteamDB (opens in new tab) shows that the game has been hovering around 200 concurrent players since September, with the game’s all-time peak being around 7,000 at launch. For a game that aims to have 64 players in a single match, it’s not great. Steam reviews (opens in new tab) regularly criticize the lack of ability to find games, as well as key features like parties with friends trapped behind a paywall.

Now, Konami has announced in your site (opens in new tab) who is pulling the plug on the Super Bomberman R Online. In-game transactions have been suspended and the game will officially shut down on December 1, 2022. The post states that the game “continues to operate with the support of many users” since launch, but cites “various circumstances” as the reason why behind your lock.

It’s sad to see a classic game not take off, but Konami hasn’t completely given up on the series. “The Bomberman series is moving forward with new projects,” the post concludes. “We hope to let you know about this project soon. Thank you for your continued support of the Bomberman series.”

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