On Febraury 1, Insomniac Games, developer of Ratchet & Clank, will shut down the iOS and Android versions of their Outernauts games. The developers will close the servers around this time and since Outernauts is server based, it will be unplayable, even if you already have the game downloaded. Insomniac will not be offering refunds and it is advised to bring refund requests to Apple or Google.
Insomniac has already shut down the Facebook version of the game and have already begun to remove all microtransactions from the game. They will also increase the number of free Star Gems available to be received. They are however, removing the game from both the iOS and Android markets on the 1st.
This shut down comes after Insomniac declared that they had “millions” of people playing Outernauts but it was not enough to support the server cost. Insomniac stated, “Unfortunately, the current player count cannot keep up with the ongoing server costs.”
Outernauts debuted in 2012, and the developers stated that it would be “very hard to say goodbye.”
As of now, Insomniac Games is working on a Ratchet & Clank remastered version for the PS4 set to be released sometime in 2016.