Super Monday Night Combat Goes offline as the first victim of the European Union GDPR?

Uber Entertainment has announced that Super Monday Night Combat, the MOBA inspired sequel to their tower defense styled game Monday Night Combat will be closing it’s doors and the servers will be taken offline forever.

Per Steam

“Hello SMNC fans!

We want to thank all of you for your support of Super Monday Night Combat. Your passion is what made this game a pleasure to work on.

However, due to the upcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline which is May 24th, we are sad to announce that we will be shutting down SMNC on that day. The game will remain active through May 23rd, 2018. Once our servers have been taken down, you will no longer be able to play SMNC in any game mode, so please make sure to get those matches in while you can.”

The new GDPR law allows consumers to better control their privacy online. As Super MNC uses an older back end database, we have to assume to cost of altering that database outweighs the game’s current return for Uber. While both MNC and Super MNC had critical acclaim when they released in 2010 and 2013 respectively, MNC was shelved on the release of Super MNC and the former title’s concurrent user numbers have been very limited.

We hope to see more of the series in the future. With the current Esports landscape, a new MNC could be a unique experience.