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:

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