dawngateEA has announced that it has cancelled Waystone Games’ MOBA Dawngate, the publisher has announced.

The game began its closed beta in May 2013, before going into an open beta last April. It is being cancelled because the game was not making the progress hoped of it, according to the games group general manager Matt Bromberg.

In a blog post on Dawngate’s official website, Bromberg wrote: “Today, I have the unenviable task of announcing that we’ve decided to stop development of Dawngate.

“Dawngate has been in beta for almost 18 months… Through that time, we’ve taken a lot of feedback from players and delivered lots of new features and innovations.

“Although the game has grown, we’re not seeing the progress we’d hoped for. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed.”

Bromberg thanked everyone who played the game during both its closed and open betas for their support during the games development. He also thanked everyone involved in making the game, adding: “The game was truly a labor of love, and it shows. We’ve got nothing but gratitude for their hard work, and pride about what’s been accomplished.”

The game will be kept open for the next 90 days, and all players who spent money during the beta will be entitled to a full refund, which will be processed in the next 10 days.

Bromberg ended his post by saying: “On behalf of the entire team at Waystone Games and EA, I want once again to thank all our players for being part of this journey. Your straight-up feedback and the friendly reception we received all over the world at events was extremely encouraging and important to us. We appreciate it.”

It is not known what will happen to the people at Waystone Games.

What are your thoughts on this? Did you play Dawngate and what did you think of it?