Launching last year in Japan, Bandai Namco Entertainment recently announced the closure of God Eater Online on 27 September, around 19 months after launch. Co-developed with Asobimo, a studio known for its mobile MMORPG titles, God Eater Online boasted Aragami boss fights with 100 players in the same map. Together with anime cut scenes produced by Ufotable, a reputable animation studio, God Eater Online’s failure might seem very surprising.
With the closure announcement, its thus confirmed God Eater Online will not be launched overseas. It is a pity as the game is an official sequel to God Eater 2 Rage Burst, which was launched in North America and Europe for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 back in August 2016. There was even an in-game collaboration campaign with Tales of Link, another IP under Bandai Namco. It seems there is really no guaranteed success even with a popular IP!