Free-to-play iOS shooter Eliminate will be terminated by publisher Ngmoco on May 25th.
The news will likely come as a bit of a blow to those who had invested both time and funds into its premium feature set, which required players to “recharge” before they could play on by either waiting or coughing up for in-game energy.
TouchArcade reports that the game remains popular to this day.
The game has been yanked from the Apple App Store and current owners who boot up the game are being greeted with the following message:
“On Friday May 25th 2012 the doors of Arsenal Megacorp will close for the final time. A big thanks to all current and former employees. The Management.”
It’s not the first Ngmoco game to be terminated, with players of the The Epic Wars also having had their game cut short.
Add this to the news in March that EA is to shut down its first Online Pass funded online title and it’s a timely reminder to players that IAP offer value only for as long as publishers keep games active.