Mojang has announced it is ending support for its card battling title Scrolls despite "tens of thousands" of players.
"After much deliberation, we've come to an important decision that we'd like to share: Echoes will be the last major content patch for Scrolls. We won't be adding features or sets from now on, though we are planning to keep a close eye on game balance. Scrolls will still be available to purchase for the time being, and our servers will run until at least July 1st, 2016. All future proceeds will go towards keeping Scrolls playable for as long as possible," the company said in a statement.
"The launch of the Scrolls beta was a great success. Tens of thousands of players battled daily, and many of them remain active today. Unfortunately, the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development."
The move makes Mojang a one franchise studio once again, but considering that franchise is Minecraft it's not a risky strategy. Microsoft, who bought Mojang and the Minecraft IP in September last year for $2.5 billion, made Minecraft the highlight of its HoloLens presentation at E3.