Need for Speed World has entered its final lap. After five years of operation, the game is shutting down on July 14th, with purchases of speed boosts already disabled for current players. New accounts cannot be registered, but existing players will be able to still log in and play until the shutdown date; no reimbursements for cash shop currency are mentioned, just a note that you should probably spend it if you have any left.
The shutdown notice explains that what ultimately killed the game was a lack of feature development to accompany the game’s ongoing content updates, which means that bringing the game up to par with more modern racers would require an overhaul that just isn’t possible. Our condolences both to any players losing their favorite game and to the developers affected by this shutdown.[Source: Official site. Thanks to Hadden for the tip.]