Ubisoft has acknowledged that Starlink: Battle for Atlas sales “fell below expectations,” and, as a consequence, there will not be any new physical toys for the game.
In an effort “to do right” by the game’s “passionate and dedicated community,” the developer will continue to add free content with new digital ships, pilots, and weapons, as well as more missions, challenges, and activities.
The spring update will land this month, presenting the chance to play as Peppy Hare, Falco Lombardi, and Slippy Toad as they help in the fight to down Star Wolf lieutenants Andrew Oikonny, Pigma Dengar, and Leon Powalski in a series of challenging missions.
“Pilots of the Starlink Initiative. Thank you so much for the warm response to the new Starlink content announced during the February Nintendo Direct,” Ubisoft writes in a production update.
“With the announcement of new content arriving this April, we felt that it is important to provide an update on the topic of physical toys. Starlink: Battle for Atlas has been a passion project for us from the start, and we are incredibly proud of the modular Starship technology we have developed, and how well players have responded to it.
“Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations. Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future.
“As part of our effort to do right by our passionate and dedicated community we are currently hard at work on our biggest update to the game so far and are pleased to tell all of you that there will be new digital ships, pilots and weapons to collect.
“Additionally, there will be a ton of free content to expand your games such as additional missions, challenges, and new activities to engage in throughout Atlas, including content that was inspired by community suggestions, such as Outlaw Racing.
“We’re very grateful for the support we have received from players around the world and can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on our next big update launching this April. We’ll see you in the stars.”
Starlink: Battle For Atlas is now available for Nintendo Switch worldwide.