The project behind promising blockchain MMORPG Gran Saga: Unlimited says it has paused all development work.
Metapixel, which is based in South Korea, made the announcement on their Discord server at the weekend.
“Given the unexpected shifts in the circumstances surrounding Metapixel recently, we’ve made the tough call to pause the Metapixel project temporarily.”
“This hasn’t been an easy decision for us, and we understand the potential impact on our community.
“We still believe in the potential of our combined efforts with fans to pioneer the web3 movement.”
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Metapixel part of ‘disbanded’ blockchain division
The community post did not specify the “circumstances” behind the closure, but early last month unconfirmed reports from South Korean media outlet MTN said Metapixel owner Npixel had disbanded the blockchain division of its company, casting doubt on the survival of Gran Saga: Unlimited.
The head of that division, Go Jeong-hwan, reportedly resigned from the company on September 3.
Gran Saga: Unlimited is an open-world anime game based on Npixel’s 2021 web2 hit Gran Saga, which reached 4.2 million downloads across the Asian gaming market.
The game was being built on Layer 1 blockchain Aptos, and reviews of its second playtest in July were generally positive.