Looks like NA users will be affected by the Sonic Runners shutdown earlier than we though, as SEGA announced on Twitter that the game’s regional servers will shut down on Monday May 30… before deleting any mention of it.
The initial news of the shutdown came straight from SEGA’s official Twitter account, suggesting that the company is keen to cut its losses with the mobile app in the US much sooner than in Japan.
We hope you enjoyed Sonic Runners! North American servers will shut down this upcoming Monday. #SonicRunners
— Sonic Runners (@SonicRunners_US) May 29, 2016
Update: The above paragraph, which mentioned maintenance, actually was posted back in November 2015. The original tweet has simply been deleted entirely. Thanks for pointing that out, @SonicWindBlue!
The tweet has since been deleted,
replaced with a message about “maintenance” that will be taking place tomorrow instead.
This news follows a story we broke yesterday in which SEGA formally announced the closure of the Sonic Runners servers, thus making play impossible.