Bleeding Edge is no longer receiving content updates on Xbox and PC, will remain playable
Bleeding Edge never got the attention it deserved.
What you need to know
- Bleeding Edge is an online multiplayer arena game similar to Overwatch from Microsoft and Ninja Theory.
- While it had some interesting ideas, the game lacked content at launch and never got a ton of support from Ninja Theory.
- Ninja Theory has announced on Twitter that Bleeding Edge will not receive any further content updates going forward.
- The game will still be playable on Xbox and PC, so players can still enjoy what Bleeding Edge has to offer right now.
Bleeding Edge was a fascinating game from Microsoft and storied developer Ninja Theory that heavily borrowed from titles like Overwatch. While the game had a ton of potential for greatness like mentioned in our Bleeding Edge review, it severely lacked content at launch. Ninja Theory never quite delivered on the promise of future support, either, and now it looks like Bleeding Edge will never live up to its potential. The Bleeding Edge team announced today that the game will no longer receive any further content updates moving forward.
With the studio now focusing on our new projects (Senua’s Saga, Project Mara & The Insight Project) we have decided that there will be no further content updates for Bleeding Edge. The game is still playable on Xbox and PC. Thank you to the fans & keep teaming up & causing chaos!With the studio now focusing on our new projects (Senua’s Saga, Project Mara & The Insight Project) we have decided that there will be no further content updates for Bleeding Edge. The game is still playable on Xbox and PC. Thank you to the fans & keep teaming up & causing chaos!— Bleeding Edge (@BleedingEdgeNT) January 28, 2021January 28, 2021
Bleeding Edge will continue to be fully playable on Xbox and PC, so players who are still enjoying the game can keep fighting. However, there will no longer be any new content for the game, as Ninja Theory pivots to focus entirely on other projects like Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Project Mara, and more.
While this development is unfortunate, it did appear to be inevitable. Our own Jez Corden wrote about how Bleeding Edge had seemingly been abandoned by Ninja Theory and Microsoft in October of last year, and little has changed since then.
Bleeding Edge is still available through Xbox Game Pass if you want to see what could've been. Or, instead, you can shift your focus to one of the other fantastic multiplayer games available on Xbox, including the Best Multiplayer Shooters for Xbox and Best Multiplayer Co-Ops for Xbox.
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