Xbox 360 Free-to-Play Title Ascend: Hand of Kul to Be Closed in November
Since its debut in September 2013, Ascend: Hand of Kul provided one of the few free-to-play experiences available on Microsoft’s last-gen console, but developer Signal Studios’ title will be ending its F2P run within the next few months.
After being removed from the Xbox Games Store this week, Microsoft confirmed that Ascend: Hand of Kul will have its servers shut down on November 18th, 2014, just over a year since the title’s debut on Xbox 360. In an official statement, Microsoft confirmed the game’s closure on Xbox 360, and that until November 18th the game will still be open to play, and also clarified the game will still be available on PC:
“We can confirm that effective November 18, 2014, Ascend on Xbox 360 will close. Players will still be able to play Ascend on Xbox 360 and use any content they have already acquired until the game closure date. This only applies to Ascend on Xbox 360 – Ascend will continue to be available on the Steam gaming platform. We thank Signal Studios and its community of gamers for their support and look forward to welcoming them into our other gaming communities.”
Ascend: Hand of Kul is available on PC, with the Xbox 360 version to close on November 18th, 2014.