Publisher Deep Silverthat spin-off MOBA Dead Island: Epidemic will close down this October, after less than a year on Steam Early Access.
“Over the past weeks and months we’ve been evaluating how to proceed with Dead Island: Epidemic and looking towards the future for the game. We’re sad to announce today that we’ve come to the conclusion to cease further development,” Deep Silver wrote on the game's Steam page.
“We will be leaving the servers open until the end of October 15th (Pacific Time), during which time we’ll run a very large discount on all characters and boosts to give everyone a chance to spend any remaining currency on characters and items you may have wanted to try before, but never did.”
There's no actual reason given as to why' free-to-play arena brawler is being shut down, but it's probably just the nature of entering the MOBA space – you're always going to struggle to maintain a decent player-base.
Deep Silver says that there will be a major discount on all characters and boosts until October 15, in case anyone has any in-game credit they would like to spend.