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Dead Cells bids farewell after 5 years of post-launch support

Dead Cells is bidding farewell, as after the next two updates, Evil Empire will cease to work on new updates for Motion Twin's game.

Dead Cells bids farewell after 5 years of post-launch support
Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Dead Cells is one of the most popular roguelites of all time. Developed by Motion Twin, it was released on August 6, 2018, after a long period of early access, during which it became an instant success. So much so that in 2019, they founded a new studio, Evil Empire, which would be responsible for creating the DLC and updates for the game.

But all good things come to an end. And today they have announced that after five years of service, Evil Empire will no longer provide post-launch support for Dead Cells. This leaves us with 18 free updates of new content, four paid expansions, and the recent collaboration with Castlevania, which caused a sensation among fans of both franchises. In any case, they are not going to shut everything down overnight. Update 34 will arrive on mobile devices this year and Update 35, still without a date, will be the last collaboration between Motion Twin and Evil Empire.

Evil Empire has also taken the opportunity to affirm that they are working on several secret projects that they will unveil soon. And although we still don’t know anything about them, it is expected that they will soon comment on them.

Meanwhile, both Dead Cells and Motion Twin will continue on their paths. Dead Cells has plans for an animated series, a board game, and some unannounced collaboration. And Motion Twin, during the past The Game Awards, announced their new game: Windblow. A 3D roguelite focused on combat that will be released in early access on Steam in 2024. It seems that both companies have a bright future ahead.

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Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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