After Princess Connect! Re: Dive’s shocking end of service announcement for the global version last week, fans are outraged. In a desperate attempt to save the game, Princess Connect gamers have launched a petition demanding that CrunchyRoll find a way to continue the game’s service.
So far, the petition has gathered over 5,500 signs. But is this just another case of a dying fanbase shouting into the abyss? Or are we about to see the gacha equivelant to the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement?
What Are the Options?
William Law, the individual who started the petition, suggested that the studio transfer the game data of the global server to the Japanese edition, which will remain live. This would be inconvenient to those who live outside of Japan, as they would need to use a reliable VPN constantly in order to play. However, this is still arguably a better result than not being able to play at all.
Law goes on to present another option; CrunchyRoll “hands over” the support to a smaller company. We imagine that this would be a much more complicated transition process, but, again, it would certainly be better than not being able to play the game at all.
At the time of writing, 5,500 people have signed the petition, highlighting that there’s a demand for the continued service of the game. With some luck, it’s enough signatures for CrunchyRoll to notice it. The question is – will they bite?
What’s Princess Connect! Re: Dive?
Princess Connect! Re: Dive is the 2018 sequel to the first Princess Connect! The game focuses on a wide-range of collectible characters that you must build a team out of as you adventure and fight through varying waves of monsters. There’s a lengthy campaign, as well as several side quests that take a deep dive on individual characters.
CrunchyRoll initially released the game in Japan, before introducing it to a more global audience in 2021.
If you’re curious about the game’s recent end of service announcement, have a read of our previous article discussing the matter in full detail.