It’s no real surprise, but still sad, to report the end for Doctor Who Legacy. The game has been almost dormant for months, never lived up to its original ambition (though did well and I enjoyed it) and never got the Thirteenth Doctor.
Doctor Who Legacy farewell
This is from their FaceBook page today (3 Feb 2019):
It is with a heavy heart we report that we are shutting down Doctor Who: Legacy effective two weeks from now.
Our agreement has ended with the BBC and we have chosen not to attempt another renewal.
We’re incredibly proud of what we accomplished with our very first mobile game at Tiny Rebel, which this was. We set out with some wild ambitions about free to play and creating a fan-driven experience that put the player’s experience first and never compelled you to spend money unwillingly.
We know there are some sore feelings about our transition to Doctor Who Infinity. They were never meant to be games put side by side. They are unique and represented a new challenge for our 2 person company. After 5 years of supporting a free to play game as a live service, we needed something new creatively to focus on and while we felt we could devote time to both, Infinity became a creative monster which took up an incredible amount of time and energy. We’re very proud of that game as well which remains in soft launch while we finish up stories 4 and 5 for release in the Spring.
We also have a new, ambitious non Doctor Who project in its infancy which we will be spending the next two years on with some incredible partners and which you’ll hear announcements about soon.
What the shut down means is that those of you who have the app can continue to play it offline for as long as you like. We are going to make a decision about when to remove the install from the stores but we would encourage you to not delete it if you plan to keep playing. ALL IN APP PURCHASING WILL BE TURNED OFF LATER TODAY! If you do reinstall from the store, you will be getting the last updated client but no patching.
We have a final promo code which will unlock a large number of time crystals for your convenience so you can use them in your offline game play and also unlocks the Fan Area…