Development on the popular Project M mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl has ceased. The team behind the fan-made mod made the announcement through a final blog post, in which it thanked fans for their support and apologized to those who wanted more. The development team has shifted its focus toward new projects that will be built from the ground up, but more on those will be revealed at a later date. You can read a couple excerpts from the team’s salute to Project M below:
We’ve learned so much in the process of making Project M—accumulating life-changing lessons in communication, team work, professionalism, work ethic, and more—but there’s only so far we can take those skills in a volunteer project. With this in mind, we’ve made a difficult business decision: We’re ready to finish development here and move on to bigger and better ventures.
We realize that this will come as a shock to many of our fans. Please, forgive us. Again, it’s been an excruciating call to make, but it’s been made a bit easier by our satisfaction with the previous and final release, v3.6. We’ve spent six years polishing Project M, and rather than let it drag on through another several years of dwindling development and change-fatigue in the competitive circle, we’re going to consider our work complete.