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News video games 26 November 2023, 14:03

author: Adrian Werner

2 Years Ago Dread Hunger Was a Steam Hit, Now It's About to Die

It has been announced that the official servers of Dread Hunger, the 2022 survival hit from Steam, will be shut down. However, the developers will not leave the players with nothing.

Source: Dread Hunger Team

Fans of multiplayer games do not have an easy life. Even the fact that a game has achieved great success does not mean that its future is secure. The latest example of this has become the survival game Dread Hunger.

  1. The game's developers have informed, that the official servers of Dread Hunger will be shut down on January 1, 2024.
  2. The game debuted on January 24, 2022, so it didn't even last two years on the market.
  3. The failure is all the more painful because the game became an unexpected hit of the first half of 2022. The game debuted well, and then became more and more popular week by week, setting a new activity record practically each week, up to 107,982 concurrent users.
  4. After that, however, the number of players began to decline, and now the daily records are around 5,000. This is not enough to further develop the game, especially since its servers are a frequent target of DDoS attacks, which generate high costs.
  5. However, the devs do not intend to leave the players with nothing. The developers will provide tools that will enable fans to put up their own servers, thus giving them the means tocontinue playing.
  6. Dread Hunger will be pulled from sale on December 1. Currently, as part of the autumn sale on Steam, the game has been discounted by 50%. So if you are interested in playing on fan servers, you have one last opportunity to buy this game.

The closure of official servers saddens, but the very fact that the devs will enable players to put up their own is a pleasant surprise. Fans of most abandoned games can't expect this much, and now Dread Hunger has a chance to survive thanks to the community.

  1. Dread Hunger on Steam

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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