Ballistic Overkill, an easy pick up and play first-person shooter from Aquiris Game Studio is now essentially being killed off.
In an announcement on Steam, the team noted that "supporting a game like this with frequent updates is no easy task, nor is it something cheap, especially for an independent studio like us" and they're certainly not wrong about that. Keeping a multiplayer game going, with constant updates to keep people interested and fighting against cheaters certainly isn't easy for a smaller team.
So now they've announced official support for Ballistic Overkill is ending. They will be shutting any official servers from January 31, 2020 which includes online rankings. However, playing on community hosted servers will still be possible and the game will remain on Steam for $1.99.
It's a little sad, since Ballistic Overkill initially had quite a lot going for it. It was cheap, it looked pretty good, performed well and when you had a bunch of people together it was really fun. Most importantly, it was cross-platform supported. We ran multiple servers for it some time ago too, but eventually Aquiris Game Studio just seemed to give it less and less attention. R.I.P Ballistic Overkill.