Anime crossover fighter Jump Force will have its online services shut down and the game removed from digital storefronts next year.
The news came from publisher Bandai Namco via a Tweet. After thanking fans for playing the game, which originally launched in 2019, it said the online services will cease operations by August 25, 2022. Before then Jump Force will be removed from online stores for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and PC by February 8 in Europe.
Jump Force features that will be no longer available after August include:
- Logging into the multiplayer lobby.
- Online Events
- Clan functions
- Viewing the Notice board
- Viewing leaderboards
- Accepting Rewards from the Reward Counter
- In-game Store
- Premium Shop
- Online Ranked Match
Players will still be able to access all offline content and play unranked online battles. They’ll also still be able to access all DLC purchased, as long as it was bought before its removal from the store.
Jump Force was a beat-em-up that had players form a team of three fighters from a range of different anime properties. These included Bleach, Dragon Ball, Naruto and Yu-Gi-Oh! to name but a few. It launched on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch in February of 2019. You can check out our original review over here.
We’d like to offer our sincere thanks to all #JumpForce players for their years of support.
Jump Force’s availability through digital purchase in EMEA will end on February 8, 2022 at 2 AM CET on all platforms. pic.twitter.com/J3eq1nGyVr
— BANDAI NAMCO EUROPE (@BandaiNamcoEU) November 10, 2021
on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
31 December 2018