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Sony Online Entertainment went all-in with free-to-play games in 2012 -- a move that has proven successful in some cases, but not all, as first-person shooter Bullet Run can attest.

Mike Rose, Blogger

February 5, 2013

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Sony Online Entertainment went all-in with free-to-play games in 2012 -- a move that has proven successful in some cases, but not all. While the likes of Planetside 2 and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures continue to lead SOE's free-to-play charge, the company has revealed that the Acony-developed Bullet Run, released only six months ago, is due to close in March. The multiplayer shooter is set in the near future with a The Running Man-esque theme, in which players join teams and battle others to the death as part of a reality TV game show. The title will go offline on March 8, with any remaining subscriptions after February 1 cancelled, although in-game items will still be available for purchase up until the game is shut-down. Notably, development studio Acony is also closing down alongside the game. "While we remain very proud of the game we created and the enjoyment that it gave a lot people, commercial realities have unfortunately made continued support for it unsustainable," the company said in a statement. Acony's previous title, another free-to-play shooter called Parabellum, also closed down not long after launching online.

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