Mojang Drops Support for Scrolls

Mojang is dropping development support for its card-based game, Scrolls, the Minecraft developer has announced.

The game’s Echoes update, released earlier this month, is going to be the last update from the team. From here on, Mojang has no plans on releasing any additional content for the game.

“After much deliberation, we’ve come to an important decision that we’d like to share: Echoes will be the last major content patch for Scrolls,” Mojang said on its official blog. “We won’t be adding features or sets from now on, though we are planning to keep a close eye on game balance.”

The developer noted that all proceeds from Scrolls will be spent on keeping the servers up and running. This in turn spells bad news for the players, since the game is now officially on a deadline. Mojang expects the game’s lifeline to last until July 1, 2016, after which the game will be shut down.

“The launch of the Scrolls beta was a great success,” Mojang stated. “Tens of thousands of players battled daily, and many of them remain active today. Unfortunately, the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development.”

Scrolls was launched as a beta title in 2013, but only saw an official launch in late December 2014 for the PC. The game had an iPad version planned, but it was never released. The decision to drop support probably had to do with how other rival card-based games had taken away the brunt of the community.