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Blacklight: Retribution is Shutting Down, All DLC Free of Charge

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Blacklight: Retribution is Shutting Down, All DLC Free of Charge

Unfortunately Hardsuit Labs has decided to end the support for the cyberpunk F2P shooter, the developer shared the news last week in a letter to fans at Blacklight: Retribution’s Steam page in which they explained that the reason behind shutting down the servers is new projects that need all the attention from Hardsuit Labs’ developers.


All good things must come to an end, and so it is with Blacklight: Retribution.

Thank you for so much for your loyal support, and love over the years. From the initial PC Closed Beta in November 2011 to today, it has been a great 7+ years. The joy that we got out of Blacklight: Retribution is a testament to you the fans; your loyalty, dedication, support, and ultimate willingness to try our fun, quirky FPS.

Why is this happening? The reality is Hardsuit Labs has been engaged for some time now in some very interesting projects that require the full focus of the development teams and leadership. The studio capacity and resources are and have been entirely engaged with these projects and will be for the foreseeable future. As such, we officially will no longer be patching, updating, or doing technical support for Blacklight Retribution. Account migration will officially shut down as of today, as will the official support site.

Starting today, all items in the PC store will be made free, and we hope that you continue to enjoy the game and items up until the PC servers are shut down on March 11th, 2019. The PS4 version of Blacklight Retribution will continue to operate as-is since there are no game servers being hosted for it.

We welcome your feedback, comments, questions, and memories on our social media @PlayBlacklight or @HardsuitLabs, our Reddit community here and the BLR Discord channel.

As a studio, Blacklight: Retribution will always have a special place in our hearts. One that is largely due to our amazing community, so thank you to all the Blacklight: Retribution fans out there.

Important Dates
February 8th
* PC Store unlocked and free
* PC Account migration shut down
* PC and PS4 no further updates or patches
March 11th
* PC game servers shut down permanently
* Support shut down for PC and PS4

Blacklight: Retribution  was released as a downloadable title through Perfect World on 2012, later it wasdistributed through Steam on July 2, 2012. It was also released for PlayStation 4 in North America as a launch title on 2013.

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