HEXUS closes its doors after 23 years of operation

HEXUS is closing after 23 years of operation

David Ross says goodbye to Bit-Tech and Hexus as he’s “calling time” on both websites

Hexus and its modding-oriented sister-site bit-tech are closing down, as announced by the website’s operator and owner, David Ross, earlier today on Hexus in an article titled “Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

Hexus has been operating since 1998, and over the company’s 23 years of operation, the site has amassed an enormous following and has dramatically impacted the industry. It is a loss to the UK’s tech press to see Hexus and Bit-Tech close their doors, and everyone at OC3D wishes David and his staff success in all of their future endeavours. 

To put into context how long Hexus has operated, let’s list a few events. Hexus was there to report on the bankruptcy and closure of 3DFX, the first GPU to support programmable pixel shaders (the Nvidia Geforce 3), the rise/fall/rebirth of AMD through the Athlon 64/Bulldozer/Ryzen eras, the birth of mainstream VR with the Oculus Rift, and the introduction of hardware-accelerated ray tracing in Nvidia’s Geforce RTX series. To put it another way, Hexus is as old as the Half-Life, Crash Bandicoot, Starcraft, and Unreal videogame franchises.  

HEXUS is closing after 23 years of operation
While OC3D can be seen as a competitor to Hexus, it is sad to see such a long-running stalwart of the industry come to its end. Hexus has always been there for many enthusiasts, making today the end of an era for many many of us. I was six when Hexus started in 1998, meaning that they have been there for as long as I have known what a CPU was, never mind how long I have been a PC fanatic. 

Both the Bit-Tech and Hexus websites and Forums will remain online and ad-free for the foreseeable future. This will allow the communities surrounding both websites to be maintained and allow the fans of both websites to view their content. 

A new beginning

Hexus may be closing down, the legacy of the website will remain. David Ross confirmed today that Hexus’ Tarinder Sandhu and Parm Mann plan to open a new website, using their combined 33 years of industry expertise to start something new. We look forward to seeing what Tarinder and Parm will create, and like all of those at Hexus and Bit-Tech, we wish them all the best in the future. 

You can join the discussion on the closure of Bit-Tech and Hexus on the OC3D Forums.