After Just One Year, Capcom’s Live-Service Dino Game Will Be Dead


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Capcom announced today that after just one year of updates, its dinosaur-slaying live-service gameExoprimordial—will be on life support, as there are no plans to add modern seasonal content to the game after the last update.

Exoprimordial was first announced in March 2022. and it immediately got people excited. Capcom was making a modern video game with dinosaurs and a red-haired woman! Was it secretly modern? Dinosaur Crisis? NO! But the game still seemed like a good idea, pitting mech-suited soldiers against time-traveling hordes of dinosaurs. It was released on July 12, 2023. with varied opinions and little enthusiasm. It then received four seasons of content in the last 12 months. But after its latest update, Capcom confirmed after just 348 days, the expansion of the real-time dinosaur shooter game has been completed.

On July 5, Capcom announced that “all planned Exoprimordial “seasonal content is now complete” and confirmed that starting July 11, previous seasons will come and go on a monthly basis.

Capcom announced in its blog post This Exprimary will not be shut down. Its online services will remain active, and the game will continue to be playable as before, with all modes and content. While it’s nice that the game isn’t completely dead, its future looks bleak.

Most live-service games are doomed to a slow and sad death

Confirming that servers will continue to operate but that no new seasonal content is planned, Capcom has fundamentally changed Exoprimordial into digital zombies, doomed to spend months or years in-game while players get bored of playing the same content over and over again and eventually leave.

Still, it’s pretty depressing that this is the best (and most likely) outcome for most live-service games that don’t have much success. Ultimately, when a publisher exhausts a live-service game to its limits after keeping it in zombie mode for a while, the servers will likely be taken down and the game will become unplayable. We’ve seen it before. We’ll probably see it again..

So if you were planning on playing Exoprimordial and finishing his storyline, I will return to him sooner or later before he joins the ever-growing list of dead, unplayable online games.


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