SIE Japan and Q‑Games’ Tomorrow Children will be shutting down on November 1st. Founders’ packs and Freeman dollars will be removed on September 28th. On the same day PS4’s share play will be removed.
This move comes nearly a year after the initial release. An official reason wasn’t given for the shutdown however the game never gained a large following. When the game first released it received relatively poor reviews with a 54 on Metacritic. While the game was at E3 two separate times, many players felt the game was marketed poorly. This ultimately led to the game flying under the radar despite being free to play.
Here is what the game’s official Twitter account had to say to fans:
Your service will never be forgotten! pic.twitter.com/Edjbian5kI
— TheTomorrowChildren (@TTCGame) July 7, 2017
For what it’s worth, I do recommend readers try the game before it is shutdown. I can’t say I had tons of fun playing the game, but the world and concepts within the game are interesting. In my short time with the game I could clearly see the care and effort put into building a dystopian communist society that reflected 1960’s Russia. It could also be argued that this is one of the few games to give commentary on a political theory through the act of playing rather than narrative.
The Tomorrow Children is free to play and is available exclusively for PS4 through the PlayStation Store.
Source: PlayStationBlog Japan