Battle Royale Game The Culling Ends Development

After having only been available on Xbox One for just over two months, Xaviant's The Culling is ceasing development.

on December 19, 2017 2:43 AM

As with most other Battle Royale games, The Culling – a 16-player game by developer Xaviant– has been eclipsed by the colossus that is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The team says they are ceasing updates for the game.

Mind you, The Culling had just released this past October on Xbox Game Preview.

The game has been in development for years though and saw some success on Steam where it was in Early Access until this October. They note, in their “Final Island Diary,” that the servers will remain online for the “foreseeable future.”

Xaviant is, however, moving on to a new project for which they will now have more resources to devote to. The diary notes that the team will be taking the lessons they have learned and applying them to this new project, though it is unclear what that project is, or whether it will be another Battle Royale game.

The most recent update to the game was in January where the developers overhauled many of the game’s systems including a new UI, a new map, a system devoted to keeping track of XP, bug fixes, and quality of life changes.

You can check out what we thought of the game in our preview here. Luckily, whatever void (if any) will undoubtedly be filled by the release of PUBG on Xbox One this past week.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he recently obtained a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.