Gundam fans were heartbroken to learn that Gundam Evolution will be shutting down by the end of November 2023. It may have been the Overwatch alternative we needed but that was not enough to keep it alive. 

In a blog post that was published, Kazuya Maruyama, Executive Producer for Gundam Evolution, announced that the servers will shutdown on November 29th. It also presented a timeline for the lifespan of the game before the shutdown. He has thanked the fanbase with the following statement,

We want to express our gratitude to everyone who has played the game and supported us to this point. At the same time, we would like to sincerely apologize to our fans and players.

Kazuya Maruyama, Executive Producer for Gundam Evolution

These are the key facts players should know about what is left of the games lifespan prior to the shutdown:

  • Sale of in-game items will end on July 26th
  • Updates for PODS will end on July 26th
  • Season 6 updates will be available on August 23rd
  • Season 7 updates will be available on October 25th
  • Gundam Evolution servers will shutdown on November 29th at 5pm (PST)

Gundam Evolution is a free-to-play hero shooter. The game features 6v6 combat with several objective-based modes including Point Capture, Domination, and Destruction. To have an idea of what to expect, check out our review of the game.

Gundam is a media franchise that follows an interstellar conflict involving mobile suits. The franchise includes the main series followed by numerous spin-offs along with video games and models (dubbed Gunpla). The original series, Mobile Suit Gundam, follows the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon.

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  1. Another lesson on why you should never spend a single dollar on any free to play game. Always a chance that it all goes belly up and you lose everything.

  2. I wasn’t a fan of Overwatch and this being Gundam was the only reason I played it for a brief while. Gundam Battle Operation 2 is way better than Gundam Evolution!

  3. Bandai Namco needs to stop wasting money on these half ass games and make a real Gundam game like Journey to Jaburo or remake Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3

  4. This is what happens when you waste your resources in a shitty free to play game nobody asked for. Good riddance to Gundam Evolution! Now Bandai Namco could focus on real Gundam games instead of the same half-ass cash grabs!

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