Development for the popular modding project for Super Smash Bros., Project M, has come to an end.

The team behind Project M announced on their website that the modding project is no more. The team had been working on Project M for more than six years, but decided to bring it to a close rather than “let it drag on through another several years of dwindling development.”

“We’ve learned so much in the process of making Project M — accumulating life-changing lessons in communication, team work, professionalism, work ethic, and more — but there’s only so far we can take those skills in a volunteer project,” the team stated. “With this in mind, we’ve made a difficult business decision: We’re ready to finish development here and move on to bigger and better ventures.”

They continue: “We realize that this will come as a shock to many of our fans. Please, forgive us. Again, it’s been an excruciating call to make, but it’s been made a bit easier by our satisfaction with the previous and final release, v3.6. We’ve spent six years polishing Project M, and rather than let it drag on through another several years of dwindling development and change-fatigue in the competitive circle, we’re going to consider our work complete.”

The team is hard at work at another project, however. “In the mean time, we plan to be hard at work on new projects, built from the ground up. We can’t spill the beans just yet, but know that we’re looking towards a fresh start with brand new designs.”

Project M had been available for free, though it is no longer available on the team’s website.

The current Super Smash Bros. is available on the Wii U. It was announced recently that Cloud Strife from the Final Fantasy series would make an appearance as a playable guest character.

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