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Frontier’s turn-based FPS Lemnis Gate is shutting down after less than 2 years
The game will be pulled next month and taken offline in July
Lemnis Gate, the first game signed by Frontier Developments‘ publishing label Frontier Foundry, is shutting down after less than two years.
The turn-based first person shooter will be pulled from sale on April 11, with online services to then shut down in July.
In a joint statement on the game’s Steam page, Frontier and developer Ratloop Games wrote: “To the Lemnis Gate Community, we want to thank you all for your support with Lemnis Gate, joining us for many incredible rounds in the loop.
“We’ve truly loved seeing your passion for the game, the mind-bending strategies you created and how you embraced this innovative twist on the FPS genre.”
“Lemnis Gate has been an ambitious project that we are privileged to have brought to life together, so it’s with sadness that we share this news today.
“From April 11 2023, Lemnis Gate will be removed from sale on all platforms. However, we will be keeping the multiplayer servers online so you can all continue to enter the loop until July 11 2023, at which point they will be closed.
“Console players will still be able to access local multiplayer and training modes, however, PC players will be unable to play beyond that point.”
Lemnis Gate offers a unique take on the FPS genre in that it added a turn-based element. Consisting of 1v1 and 2v2 arena matches, the game gives players 25 seconds to execute an action, such as shooting an enemy or moving their character. After all players have taken turns, the next 25-second round begins.
The game was the first title named when Frontier announced in August 2020 that it was launching its publishing arm, Frontier Foundry, and was available on Xbox Game Pass on the day it arrived on Microsoft‘s console.
Other games published under the Frontier Foundry name have included Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition, Far: Changing Tides and Deliver Us Mars.
Before Ratloop signed its publishing deal with Frontier, Lemnis Gate had already won the ‘best gameplay’ award from the Montreal Independent Game Awards 2019, and an ‘outstanding original game’ nomination from the Unreal E3 Awards 2019.