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Player.me is shutting down!

The streaming overlay company player.me recently announced their impending closure in an article written by their CEO and Co-Founder Sean Fee.
They have sadly had to close the platform due to the inability to find a way to make it self-sustaining.

The entire letter is below.

It’s been a while since I last posted and unfortunately I come bearing bad news. We’ve taken the incredibly difficult decision to shut down Player.me after many years of work building the platform.

We’ve achieved so much since we started, including onboarding over 1.5 million new members to our community, building awesome tools to help those community members connect and create content around their gameplay, and working and partnering with some incredible people and companies.

Despite everything, we’ve ultimately been unable to find a way to make the platform self-sustainable and our main business, XSplit, has started to grow in new markets outside of gaming with our streaming, recording, presentation, and camera apps being used to help millions of remote workers and businesses around the world.

So, what’s next?

On the 11th April 2022, Player.me will officially shut down. Unfortunately, all data will be removed and there won’t be a way to port your data anywhere else but luckily there are a number of apps that can help you to create awesome gaming content for your communities on streaming or video platforms and continue connecting with some of the people you may have met on Player.me.

For all your content creation needs, we strongly recommend you visit our brothers and sisters over at Gamecaster. They not only have amazing overlays but the whole streaming and recording app is really the best tool out there for creating videos or live streams around your gameplay.

For your social and community needs, there are all the obvious tools out there like Discord and Twitter, but there’s also the new(-ish) kid on the block Guilded, which is very cool.

All in all, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved but we’re nevertheless sorry we could never really deliver on the full vision we had for Player.me. We appreciate you all for joining us on this journey and hope there was some fun along the way! 🙁

Thanks,

Sean, Mak and the rest of the Player.me Team

The platform will be sorely missed by the streaming community, and i’m sure you’ll join me in wishing them all the best for their future endevours.

APRIL 11 UPDATE – posted on the original article

11 April Update: We’ve had a number of parties show some interest in taking over Player.me and investing in the original vision for it so we’ve decided to postpone closing down until we can find out if there is a path forward for the platform! 🤞

Fingers crossed for a happy outcome! I will keep my eye on this, and keep this article updated regardless of the outcome.

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