Monster Strike (English) to Remove of Global & Social Media Co-op
Yesterday, the English version of Monster Strike / XFLAG Studio announced that they will be removing the Global and Social Media Co-op feature. In addition, XFLAG announced that they are currently working on a new Local Co-op and Friends system.
XFLAG’s Studio’s mission revolves around providing exciting content for friends and family to enjoy together. Monster Strike’s greatest moments are often found when hanging out with friends. The memory of the first unfortunate run-in with a damage wall, or the miracle shot that turned certain defeat into sweet victory.
It was not our intent for Social Media and Global matchmaking to send a mixed message about the game’s core values, and we apologize for any frustration players may feel. But we felt now was the only time to bring the game full circle and focus on the human experience-going bowling with friends, hanging out at the arcades, playing games over a couple slices of pizza.
There are already plans to add many new features and events based around playing together. It goes without saying that these changes are huge and may be hard to digest. However, after many long discussions, the team felt that this change was necessary to bring people together for a better and more personal experience.
Many on Reddit and the Monster Strike Global (US/JP) Facebook group are currently outraged about the decision. Personally, I don’t use the Global and Social Media co-op feature that often, but I do believe it was one of the many reasons why people play the game.