Paradox will be silencing its small community of Spellcasters in three months.
After development on Magicka: Wizard Wars was halted indefinitely last year, Paradox Community Developer, going under the username “Escher” announced that the free-to-play multiplayer spellcasting game would be taken offline. The closure comes from Magicka not generating enough income to reasonably keep the server infrastructure running. According to Escher, keeping the servers up as long as they did was a commitment to providing players with the game they loved.
Magicka: Wizard Wars suffered from a lot of unresolved bugs and a small player base. The free-to-play game offered two paid DLC packs, both of which are no longer available for purchase on Steam. All in-game content purchasable with real world money have either been converted to in-game currency, or removed entirely.
In a blog post, Escher wrote, “It’s with regret that we have to announce that we will be closing down our servers for Magicka: Wizard Wars as of July 21st 2016. When the decision came to halt development on the game we left the servers open so that our small but passionate player base could still continue to enjoy the game as it was, we hope that this has been a fun time for you all (the odd server gremlin aside)!”
Escher goes onto say, “Wizard Wars was a project close to our hearts, and although the original Dev team are now working on other projects within the Paradox organization We still have fond memories!”
During the game’s last few months, Paradox hopes to release any previously unused content for players.
Escher assured players that the servers would remain open until July 21, 2016. Any players with boosters active past the time of server closure can contact Paradox for a refund where applicable.