Velan Studios announced free-to-play team-based dodgeball game Knockout City ends service on June 6. The game will last for one more season, and a new “Private Hosted Server Edition” will be available for PC.
Velan Studios claims Knockout City may live on forever through the Private Hosted Server Edition on PC. The PC version will be available as a free download for all players in the coming months. Players on all platforms have one final season to enjoy Knockout City services before the shutdown. Velan Studios plans to share more information about the new PC version soon.
Knockout City Season 9 begins on February 28 with six new events, new cosmetics, “twists” on the game’s best playlists, a League Play event, and two-week Midnight Madness featuring fan-voted playlists. The final season will last roughly 12 weeks. Additionally, all in-game purchases will cease on February 28.
“Today we are announcing that Season 9 will be Knockout City’s final season,” Velan Studios said in a blog post. “Then, on the morning of June 6, 2023, over two years after our initial launch, all servers around the world will be shut down and the game will no longer be playable. This was an extremely difficult decision for us, but a necessary and important one for our studio. Before that happens, there are a ton of new updates in store. We’ve got a jam-packed Season 9 full of all the amazing new content you’ve come to expect, an epic send-off both in and out of the game, and even a private server version on PC so Knockout City can live on forever.”
Check out the new video detailing the game’s future below:
Knockout City is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Lastly, the “Private Hosted Server” Edition launches this year as a free download for PC.