Super Monday Night Combat launched back in 2012, one of the first games to crib from the MOBA genre following its early rise. Building off a more straightforward Team Fortress-inspired design in its predecessor the game didn’t exactly set the world alight, but its cartoony style and shooter-MOBA hybrid set it apart at the time. Now new privacy laws are cited as the reason behind the game’s final shutdown.
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Developers Uber Entertainment announced the shutdown will take place on May 23, just before the European Union General Data Protection Regulation deadline on May 24. The GDPR regulations are as a set of rules aimed at protecting consumer privacy, and they’re wide-ranging enough to have implications across most of the game industry – though most games aren’t shutting down entirely as a result.