Did You Know That Savage Resurrection Went Free-To-Play Last Month?
Savage Resurrection, the Unreal Engine 4-powered remake of the original Savage: The Battle for Newerth originally launched on Steam Early Access on May 20, 2016 to...moderate reception. The game has had "Mixed" reviews on Steam since practically the moment that it went on sale. Its playerbase slowly ramped up in the time leading up to its launch on August 18, 2016, but fell off harshly shortly after, leaving it with an average concurrent player count of 211 for the month of August.
On January 6th, the game silently went free-to-play. There was a peak concurrent user count of 493 sometime after, but it again fell off harshly, leaving the game with an average concurrent player count of 25 for the month of January. It's not much of a surprise that this happened, for it seems that there was no coverage, nor does it seem that it was publicized much at all—S2Games hasn't tweeted at all since August of last year, but they did mention it on the official Facebook page.
For the time being, it seems that Savage Resurrection will remain in obscurity with very few active players. Regardless, if you'd like to try it out, you can download it now via Steam.
Thanks to Pirucat for the tip.