I’m hoping here to combat some of the doom and gloom. Let’s consider a few things.
1 - The internet is where people come to complain. I know I’m guilty of this and I’m sure all of you can relate. I’ve had nights where I’m playing a game, it’s going badly, and eventually I get so frustrated I jump on the game’s forums and whine. I’ve done it, I’m sure I’m not alone. Point being, people who are having fun with the game, aren’t likely to come on the internet and talk about it. People who are upset, are. So we need to always remember that it’s likely a vocal minority we’re seeing on the forums/reddit.
2 - Honestly, this makes me think about Mechwarrior Online. A game I’m not sure how many of you have heard of. It came out “officially” in 2013 but was in open beta for a long time before that. I played it during that period and honestly, I was pretty disappointed. I was pretty active on the forums then and I was convinced the game was going to die. It was F2P but had a horrible monetization system IMO (I don’t think it’s improved at all but I haven’t checked in years), no good tutorials to help people who were unfamiliar with Mechwarrior games, only one game mode on a handful of maps (more game modes have since come out), a huge grind, it got very middling reviews (6s and 7s). I could go on all day. I eventually quit playing as I was not enjoying it and the forums were just getting toxic. Guess what? MWO is still here. It’s still alive, still releasing new content, people are still griping on the forums. I use that example to make the case that anyone saying Battleborn is dead/dying is being premature. If a game like Mechwarrior Online can survive still be kicking, then Battleborn can do just fine. It’s more well-known, made by a more prominent studio, and has console sales to back up the PC sales. It’s also a more fun game IMO.
So look, I don’t know the future. Maybe Battleborn will die, maybe it won’t. I don’t think it will but all this talk of it dying really isn’t productive. If you have some criticism/feedback, share it, but adding “and that’s why this game is dying” really doesn’t help matters at all.
If you’re someone on the fence about the game, just realize that what you see on the forums is a vocal minority of folks and don’t let them scare you away from the game. Steam offers refunds now and I’ve heard the game is on Redbox, so try it out for yourself before making up your mind based off some whiners on the internet.