NCSoft has posted a sad not for fans of Master X Master. MXM will be closing down on January 31, 2018. The reason cited is cold, but plain, "Deciding to close the game is not a decision we come to lightly, but ultimately it came down to a matter of business -- we explored several options, but none of them were sustainable."
From now through the game's final day, players will have access to half a million XCoin to unlock all of the content. A new community-created Lua skin will be available. All cash purchases are permanently disabled and all game modes are permanently enabled. Refunds for any purchases from August 30th to today will be refunded.
We are truly grateful for the community that grew around MXM, and for your support of the game. We saw MXM as a challenge to the status quo—a change-up of mechanics that would revitalize the MOBA genre and attract players who wanted to test the upper limits of their skills—but in the end, it wasn’t enough to take on the established juggernauts. It truly is awe-inspiring to have been a part of the community’s creativity and passion—the art, videos, and guides, the emergent gameplay and meta as new Masters were introduced, the high-level online competitions, and more—truly, thank you.
Read the full letter on the MXM site.