Xbox LIVE Arcade game Nexuiz has been dealt a bitter blow as part of the THQ closure – tonight the servers on the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game has been closed down.
Nexuiz was originally a 2005 PC title available for free and heavily based on the popular Quake games, but it was first announced as an Xbox LIVE Arcade digital download in 2010 when Crytek confirmed that they had licensed the Cryengine 3 for Nexuiz under development by Illfonic. This was not a direct port of the PC game for the current-gen console, instead it was a new modernised game with futuristic worlds, but keeping the same fast-paced-old-school action. Illfonic had created the best first-person-shooter that money can buy for just a mere 800 MS Points, and now if you never had the chance to play it – consider the Xbox 360 version DEAD!
We rated the game 8/10 in our review as part of the Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party Promotions around this time last year. The developers confirmed the XBLA loss on Facebook today:
As some of you know, the Xbox Servers are now offline. It was fun while it lasted on there and we are glad you guys enjoyed the game! Unfortunately, the Xbox Servers were controlled by THQ and in the current state, cannot be maintained anymore. Since the PC servers are different and can be controlled 100% by IllFonic, they will remain online and functional. Thanks!
Nexuiz by rights should be removed from the Xbox LIVE Arcade as it will now be a total waste of money!
If you’re a fan of fast-paced shooters to put your finger response time to the ultimate test – then Nexuiz is the game for you, and a steal at just 800 MS Points. Continue reading Nexuiz Launches Today On Xbox LIVE Arcade
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Nexuiz from THQ is scheduled to launch on the Xbox LIVE Arcade from February 29th for 800 Microsoft Points as part of Microsoft’s ‘House Party’ season of Xbox LIVE Arcade titles. Continue reading Nexuiz – CryENGINE Powered Arena FPS on XBLA Next Week
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