Might & Magic Showdown artwork with logo

After being in Steam Early Access for less than half a year the miniatures strategy game Might & Magic Showdown will be shutting down later this month. While its always sad to see a game go, this might just be some sort of record as far as big studios are concerned.

Might & Magic Showdown has already been pulled from Steam, while the serves themselves will be shutting down on July 31st, 2017. Since Might & Magic Showdown is a PvP focused game this means that its going to be well and truly dead once the next month rolls around. Given the circumstances Ubisoft will be offering full refunds until July 31st, so do make sure to take them up on that offer.

While the developers didn't release any sort of details about why the shutdown is happening, you might be interested to see their farewell message regardless. As such, allow me to send you off with the official send-off:

"Hello Heroes,

We regret to announce that Might & Magic SHOWDOWN will be shutting down on July 31, 2017, ending our Early Access period and ceasing server support. As a result, the game will be inaccessible after this date.

We wish to convey our sincerest gratitude to you, our dedicated players, who have helped us navigate the management of an Early Access campaign – because of you, we have learned a great deal about how best to serve you and we hope to carry these learnings forward into future Ubisoft projects.

We also owe a very special debt of gratitude to our Might & Magic fans who accepted this new take on the universe. It has been our pleasure and honor to deal with one of gaming’s longest lived communities.

Effective immediately, Might & Magic SHOWDOWN will be removed from the Steam Store to prevent further purchase of the Early Access license. The game will remain in your Steam Library, but server support will end on July 31, 2017 and the game itself will become inoperable. In an effort to ensure that we abide by our players’ expectations of the Early Access model, we will be offering full refunds to players who feel they are owed them until July 31, 2017.

Thank you Heroes.

The Might & Magic SHOWDOWN team"