Jump Force will leave digital stores next year

Bandai Namco publishes information on the future of Jump Force, including when it will leave digital stores and end its online services.

A new tweet from Bandai Namco details the final procedures for Jump Force as the game draws to a close. According to Bandai Namco, Jump Force and its various editions, downloadable content packs, and spirit currency will be removed from PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC stores on February 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. PST, with hours varying throughout the world. Additionally, Jump Force’s online services will close six months later, on August 24, 2022, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. PDT, again with varying times. After this date, Jump Force will only be playable locally, and its offline content will remain accessible.

As Jump Force would indicate, Bandai Namco is one of the leading distributors of anime-related video games worldwide, and owns many of the licenses for those franchises. With that said, there are plenty of other anime fighting games available that can fill the void left by Jump Force, even if their rosters aren’t that extensive. Recently released was Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles, a fighting game from the developers of the well-received Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series, allowing players to take control of Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and many other characters in epic head-to-head. . battles. Despite Demon Slayer’s sudden popularity, he was never represented in Jump Force.

Video game closures are just a natural part of the industry, which is why almost all online games are destined. Unfortunately, due to the mixed reception of Jump Force from fans, and its dwindling player base, Bandai Namco felt it was time to just tune out and move on. What could be particularly disappointing is how short-lived Jump Force really was, considering it launched in 2019, when the servers for Xbox 360-era Halo games will finally shut down in 2022. Hopefully, the end of Jump Force alone it means the beginning of a new and better project.

Jump Force is available on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.