For those who do not know MSI Afterburner is a popular software used to either keep track of system internals or overclock GPUs. The popularity of the software comes from its reliability, as it can be used for any card and lets you monitor your hardware in real-time.
Now for the story, it seems that the MSI Afterburner’s existence could be in peril as a report from TechPowerUp suggests that the project has been semi-abandoned. This came up after an interview with MSI Afterburner developer, Alexey Nicolaychuk, popularly known as Unwinder.
Nicolaychuk, a Russian national stated that war and politics are the reasons for the state of the software. He claimed that the project has been “semi-abandoned” by MSI for “quite a long time” now. He added that it has been a year since MSI last delivered on their obligations as part of the Afterburner license agreement because of the “Politic situation”.
Moreover, Nicolaychuk stated that he continued working on the project for the past 11 months. Now, he feels like he was just “beating a dead horse”. He stated that he will try to support the software himself during his free time. But he will need to leave this and move towards a new project to pay his bills.
Got an update from MSI regarding this:
“Our product marketing & accounting team are dealing with this problem now. Due to the war, our payment couldn’t transfer to the author’s bank account successfully. We are still keeping in touch with him and figuring out how to solve this” https://t.co/zj0Ph2SDuk
— Hassan Mujtaba (@hms1193) January 9, 2023
MSI to Continue Work on Afterburner
MSI has replied in a statement saying that their product marketing and accounting team are working towards finding a solution for this issue. Due to the war, MSI is unable to make payments to the developer’s account. They concluded by saying that they are in contact with the developer and will figure out how to resolve this situation. The company emphasized that it “fully” intends “to continue” with the software. In a recent statement to PCGamer, MSI outlined that it is expecting a resolution “soon”.