Duelyst screenshot of the gameplay from the original version

It seems that the popularity of the card game genre is waning, or perhaps it is the players that are slowly but surely congregating around a couple of big games like Hearthstone or MTG Arena. Whatever the case may be, things aren't exactly looking good for some of the smaller, niche card games out there.

Development on Bethesda's own The Elder Scrolls: Legends has been put on hold, while Duelyst is now being shut down entirely. According to the official announcement, the Duelyst servers will remain active until 3pm PST on February 27th, after which the game will become unplayable.

"Saying goodbye to any game is never easy, and it’s always hardest when you love the game as much as we all love Duelyst," reads the developer update. "We’re incredibly proud of the effort our developers have put in on Duelyst over the years, and even more proud of the amazing community of friends and gamers that have enjoyed Duelyst. We want to thank all of you for being a part of the Duelyst family, and for making our time working on Duelyst the amazing adventure it has been."

If you bought any in-game currency between December 21 and January 24, you are currently able to ask for a full refund. Simply visit the support page, submit a ticket, and your order will be refunded in due time. Speaking of which, make sure to send your request before March 30 as that's the cut-off date.

You can learn a little bit more about this, as well as Duelyst's shutdown in general, over at Steam