Bless Online's GlobaL English Version Shutting Down on September 8

Shortly after the Japanese version of Bless Online announced its closure, the global English version from Neowiz announced that they will also be shutting down on September 8th, 2019. No one should be surprised with this announcement as the game's playerbase has been in rapid decline since it launched.

Full announcement:

To our loyal Bless Online Community,

It has been a little over a year since Bless Online was launched on Steam as an early-access game here in the West. All of the teams here at Bless Online would like to express our deepest gratitude to our players and supporters. Unfortunately, after much deliberation and efforts from everyone here at Bless Online, with a heavy heart, we are sad to announce that the Steam online service for Bless Online will close on September 9th, 2019 00:00.

Starting after server maintenance on June 10th, 2019 and until September 8th, 2019 23:59, sales of all digital products within Steam will be disabled, prices of items in the in-game stores will drastically decrease, the entry limits to all Dungeons will be removed, and the Dungeon drop rates will be increased. Players will also see a 100% increase in Gathering/Mining EXP, Guild EXP, EXP gained from hunting, Dungeon Points, and Combat Points. Gathering, Mining, and Crafting speeds will be increased by 50%.

Finally, we would like to stay connected to our players and supporters through our newsletter by sharing upcoming news and benefits regarding Neowiz games and its future projects. If you want to stay informed of upcoming news and announcements regarding Neowiz, you can subscribe to our newsletter from our Bless Online.

I'd say rest in peace Bless, but from the get-go the English version of Bless was a scam. Neowiz claimed to have 'fixed' the game before launching it, but the game launched with the same bugs that plagued the Russian and South Korean version of the game including its unplayably poor optimizations.

Further reading: Official announcement, Reddit Discussion