Ninja Theory drops support for Bleeding Edge to focus on Hellblade 2 and other projects

Laurent Giret

Bleeding Edge, the online brawler released on Xbox One and Windows back in March 2020 will no longer get new content, developer Ninja Theory announced today. The game will continue to work on both Xbox and PC, but Ninja Theory will now focus its resources on bigger projects including the sequel to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

If Bleeding Edge was unveiled with an exciting debut trailer back at E3 2019, the game was a side project within Ninja Theory and launched last year with very little content. In an area already dominated by games like Overwatch, Bleeding Edge disappeared from the spotlight pretty quickly and it didn’t seem like Ninja Theory was willing to invest a lot in this new IP.

If you have yet to try Bleeding Edge, the game remains free with Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC, though be aware that matchmaking may become difficult as the remaining players move on to something else. The same thing happened before with Crackdown 3’s Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode, which is now deserted after the initial buzz around the Azure-powered destruction quickly faded out.