UPDATE: Age of Empires: World Domination canned after 11 months in soft launch

KLab not offering bonuses to its players

UPDATE: Age of Empires: World Domination canned after 11 months in soft launch

Update: When asked for a comment on the game's closure, a spokesperson for the studio said it was "not at liberty to discuss the reasons of termination".

Original story: KLab Global has canned its currently soft-launched title Age of Empires: World Domination 11 months after it was first soft-launched.

The developer removed the ability to buy IAPs on October 6th. The game will be completely removed from stores and have its live services taken down on November 30th.

Unlike some canned games, such as Ubisoft's Rabbids Heroes, players of Age of Empires: World Domination will not receive any kind of bonus currency to enjoy the remainder of the game with.

Heading East

The title was first launched back in December 2015 in the Philippines and Singapore, and was eventually pushed out to other markets, particularly in the Middle East.

The game has been updated 17 times since it launched, often with long lists of gameplay balances and bug fixes.

It's unclear why KLab is canning the game. It is likely due to it underperforming to internal metrics, either in play, retention or monetisation.


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