February 6, 2013
Bullet Run Shutting Down! In Other News: It Apparently Launched!
Sony Online Entertainment’s F2P shooter Bullet Run has announced that it’s closing down this March. This coming hot on the news of… Well, no news really. This game apparently launched last July and the fact that we didn’t even know it did that is probably speaking more tomes about why it’s being shut down than any article can.
The game’s news blog has released a post with a small FAQ and thanks for the two people who were aware of the game. Included in this post is an official shutdown date of March 8th, 2013, and information about payments and refunds. Notably:
- What is the refund policy for existing Platinum Memberships? How will I get a refund?
- As of February 1, 2013, all billing for Platinum Memberships will end. SOE will provide a pro rata refund for any time remaining on your Bullet Run subscription past January 31, 2013. If you have a valid credit card on your Station account, the refund will be applied to that credit card. Otherwise, SOE will mail the refund check to the current billing address on your account. Refunds are expected to be issued within 90 days after the shut down date (March 8, 2013). Please be sure to review and update your email and mailing address in your Station Account so that we can contact you regarding any refund.
In an increasingly crowded free2play market, one with games of incredible quality like Planetside 2 to compete with, there are numerous little shooters like this that simply aren’t good enough to even enter the market.