The fallout from THQ’s collapse continues: today Illfonic, the developers of multiplayer arena FPS Nexuiz, announced that the game’s Xbox 360 servers would be shut down in the wake up THQ’s bankruptcy.
In a post on the game’s official Facebook page, a rep from Illfonic explained the sudden closure, saying “Unfortunately, the Xbox servers were controlled by THQ and in the current state, cannot be maintained anymore.” The servers for the PC (and the PS3 version as well, I’m assuming,) are handled by Illfonic themselves, so they won’t be affected by the shut down of THQ’s servers.
Nexuiz is a CryEngine 3-powered remake of an old free PC game. It launched on Xbox 360 last year a few weeks ahead of the PC and PS3 versions, but it looks like the Xbox 360 version of the multiplayer-focused shooter is pretty much dead at this point. Nexuiz is one of the franchises up for sale in THQ’s upcoming franchise auction, and it’s currently unknown if the potential sale of the game’s IP rights will also effect the remaining PC and PS3 versions of it.