Free-to-play RTS BattleForge
will shut down on October 31. An update on the game's official site
notes that those with a remaining balance of in-game currency are "encouraged to spend it" before it is unavailable to play.
's developer, EA Phenomic, closed in July
, resulting in 60 layoffs. The game first launched in an open beta phase in March 2009
, prior to receiving a price drop
and subsequently a free to play