1047 Games announced today that Splitgate’s coming update will be its last major iteration as the development team is turning its attention to its next project, a shooter set in the Splitgate universe. Splitgate will officially move out of beta on Sept. 15 when it launches its next season, which adds a new, free Battle Pass featuring an infinite number of levels with new characters, skins, and more.
Splitgate originally launched on PC in 2019, with Xbox and PlayStation beta versions following in 2021. With more than 18 million downloads, Splitgate is one of the most successful online games in recent years. Its arena shooter mechanics combined with playful physics-based game design created an entirely new and engaging genre of shooter that resonated with fans around the world.
1047 Games has recruited some of the industry’s top talent and continues to do so as the studio now turns its attention to a fresh, new Splitgate project that is being built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5.
“After careful consideration and much deliberation the 1047 team has determined that in order to build the game that fans deserve – and to build it in a way that isn’t trying to retrofit our existing game – we are turning our attention away from iterative, smaller updates and going all-in to focus on a new game in the Splitgate universe which will present revolutionary, not just evolutionary, changes to the gameplay,” said Ian Proulx, creator of Splitgate and CEO of 1047 Games. “Splitgate will remain online and supported for our dedicated community who have been the backbone of our studio from our earliest playtests on PC. Our community means everything to us and we can’t wait to share what’s next with them.”
Weekly featured playlists in Splitgate are set to continue. Fans can also anticipate continued item drops. Though feature development has ended, Splitgate and its community remain supported, giving fans the same great experience they have come to love.
A Discord Town Hall with 1047 Games will take place today in the Splitgate Discord Server at 11am PT today. A Reddit AMA will follow at Noon PT on r/Splitgate. Fans with questions are encouraged to participate in either or both of these Q&A sessions.
1047 is seeking to hire talent across all areas of the studio as it continues to build its team: https://boards.greenhouse.io/1047games/.
Learn more about Splitgate at https://www.splitgate.com.