One of the saddest things in life as a gamer is probably the end of the game. And it\u2019s not the final scene of a game that\u2019s being referred to. But more like the shut down of a game\u2019s server.\r\n\r\nJust imagine a player being excited about buying or downloading a game for free. Then they invest their time, effort, and money, just for it to eventually cease into existence. It sounds sad, right?\r\n\r\nGather around, dear players and supporters, and say a little prayer and farewell message for a fallen game.\r\n\r\nAfter its release back in September 2018 \u2013 The Culling: Origins \u2013 Xaviant\u2019s free-to-play version of The Culling, will be closing. The game\u2019s servers are set for shut down this coming May.\r\n\r\nThe developers took it to the game\u2019s website to release a farewell message to explain the reason for its end. They explained that after they made the game free-to-play, they hoped that the in-game purchases would be enough as revenue. But it seems like even with the number of daily active users reaching in thousands, their purchases aren\u2019t enough.\r\n\r\nWith that being the case, the team couldn\u2019t continue with their daily operations due to a low budget. They even had to cut down their team size in order to compensate for it. But this just resulted in the team failing to deliver updates and support for the game to succeed and grow.\r\n\r\nThis is not the first time that The Culling franchise was surrounded by some bad news. The community of players wasn\u2019t happy with the state of the game.\r\n\r\nA couple of months after the release of The Culling, the developers suddenly stopped their development. The reason for this was so they could work on the game\u2019s sequel. This was obviously a bad move since they received an intense backlash from the community.\r\n\r\nThe developers had to kill off The Culling 2 after it was released just a few weeks.\r\n\r\nAfter that bad stunt, Xaviant gave their attention back to the first game. This is when they decided on making The Culling a free-to-play game.\r\n\r\nWith their move of taking the game offline on the 15th of May, they have already disabled all in-app purchases. After the date rolls in, the offline modes, however, will still be available.\r\n\r\nOnly the online play and its features won\u2019t be accessible anymore. There\u2019s hope for the continuity of The Culling: Origins too. That is if there\u2019s a team who will be willing to work on it.