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Square Enix shutters Nosgoth, online game from Rocket League devs

The vampire vs. human online action game, which is a spin-off of the publisher's dormant Legacy of Kain franchise, is ending development and winding down soon.

Today Square Enix announced that it's ceasing development and winding down Nosgoth, an online team-based PC deathmatch action game from Rocket League developers Psyonix. The game is based on the publisher's dormant Legacy of Kain IP.

The game's closed beta period began in 2014, with an open beta in 2015. As recently as last month, developers were giving interviews promising new features, but in the update published today, the publisher has announced that development has immediately ceased. The game will remain live until May 31, 2016.

Online leagues launched late last year; according to a FAQ from Square Enix, competitions will run for the remainder of this month and then cease. Players who made in-game purchases will be due automatic refunds for any transactions made since March 1, 2016.

Notably, this isn't necessarily the end for the Legacy of Kain franchise, which debuted in the 1990s in a game from Silicon Knights, and thrived through the early 2000s, under the development of Crystal Dynamics: "Any future Legacy of Kain project will be considered independently of Nosgoth and on the merits of the proposals alone," the FAQ reads.

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