After a five-year long development and release cycle, the minds behind Project M have decided to bring the popular Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod to a close. First released on February 8, 2011, Project M was intended to make Brawl a more competitive fighting game experience by bringing the mechanics more in line with those of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl’s more competitively minded predecessor.

However, on December 1, 2015, the Project M development team officially announced that the version 3.6 patch would be the final release, citing that they would rather bring the project to a definite end as opposed to seeing it fade away as fan and developer interest in the project dwindled.

While many fans will be sorry to see the project come to an end, this isn’t the last we’ll see of the Project M team. At the same time that they announced the end of Project M’s development, it was announced that they would be moving on to a new project, built from the ground up with brand new designs. While no further details have been revealed, there has been some speculation that they are working on a game of their own, or other similar project. So, while we may be sad to see Project M come to a definitive close, we can wish the team behind it good fortune on their new venture and hope that we some details on their new project soon.

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