I don’t blog about Club Penguin Island, I haven’t for a while. However, something was revealed today which was really upsetting to me, and I did want to cover it on this blog.
View more information on the shutdown here
Earlier today, the Club Penguin Island team announced that their game will be closing. I know that many people, including myself, aren’t the biggest fans of the game, but it’s still saddening to see the official franchise end, and I wanted to let you know in case you’re not aware.
To our Club Penguin Fans and Family:
There’s no easy way to say this but after 13 incredible years, Club Penguin will be sunsetting at the end of this year. We’ll be providing players with all the necessary information in the coming weeks via in-game messages and updates here on Island News.
Thanks to you, Club Penguin has been more than a game; it’s been a global community where you have gathered to socialize and express yourselves. In a time when games come and go within months, it was one of the longest-running kids’ games of all time and at its height, had over 200 million accounts. Players from countries around the world showed their commitment to the game by adopting 25 million Puffles and creating over 200,000 videos.
When we replaced the original Club Penguin game a year and a half ago, we always strived to make Club Penguin Island the best mobile successor to the original game. From day one of development, Club Penguin Island has been a true passion project for everyone here at Disney but, the time has come for the party to end.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued dedication to the Club Penguin and Club Penguin Island games and for being a member of our family. We are so grateful to have shared in this journey with you. We’re excited to bring you more new experiences around all of Disney’s beloved characters and stories across all platforms.
Please look out for more information soon and as always, waddle on.
– Club Penguin Team
You can read the full post here. Whilst I’m really sad about the news, I just want to take a moment to thank the Club Penguin Island team, many whom will have to be moving on from their jobs soon, and I wish them the best in their future journeys. I’d like to thank them for really making the last few years special, and doing their best to carry on the brand.
I won’t spend too long in this post as I don’t blog about CPI anymore and I’m aware some of you might not be interested, but I feel this was something worth sharing. Above all, to the CPI team, thank you, for the memories I had on the game and for the experiences all of CP has given me, and best wishes.