The studio wants to focus on its next three games
If you had told me that Bleeding Edge would still be here in January 2022, I'm not sure I would have imagined it. Ninja Theory has yet to remove Bleeding Edge from the list - a move that seems plausible given its failure to resonate with a large enough audience - but the team has finished releasing content updates for the game.
The only timely information was shared today on Twitter.
With the studio now focusing on our new projects (Senua's Saga, Project Mara, and The Insight Project), we have decided that there will be no more content updates for Bleeding Edge. The game is still playable on Xbox and PC. Thank you fans and keep teaming up and causing mayhem!
– Bleeding Edge (@BleedingEdgeNT) 28 janvier 2022
Bleeding Edge has some reductive qualities - it's clear the developers have been trying hard - but better games have failed to make a splash in the tricky modern multiplayer space, and it just doesn't make sense to fight this battle. difficult. Not every game can turn things around after launch, and not every game should.
I'm glad Ninja Theory is able to take the hit on Bleeding Edge and move on with a mix of familiar (Hellblade II) and new (Project Mara). I would hate to lose this studio to a botched PvP game.
I was just thinking about Bleeding Edge yesterday afternoon in light of Destruction AllStars on PS5. Not that these games are exactly comparable one-to-one, but there are general similarities and I'm curious to see if the latter can establish a sound foundation with PlayStation Plus backing it up.
I will always have Kulev, my dead, cursed teacher, controlled by a cybernetic serpent.