EA cancels MOBA title Dawngate after six months of open beta

Dawngate is no more after publisher EA unexpectedly pulled the plug on the project.

The MOBA had been in beta for a year and a half and in open beta for six months but will now terminate in just 90 days. As recently as Monday it received a substantial update.

I know this is disappointing news for our community, which has been so supportive and loyal,” EA’s group general manager Matt Bromberg said. Whenever we begin a game project, we do so with great hopes and expectations. In this case, we chose to enter a new genre for EA in MOBA, one that we knew going in was extremely competitive.

We built a game in Dawngate that wasn’t simply a clone of existing MOBAs, but one that truly pushed the genre forward in many ways. And although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed.

All players will be entitled to a full refund of any money spent during the beta. For most players, we’ll process those refunds within the next ten days.”

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