Echo of Soul announces China closure too

    
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Any way you look at it, Echo of Soul is taking a beating lately. Following the announcement earlier this month that the game will be closing in Korea, publisher ChangYou released a statement saying that Echo of Soul’s Chinese server will be sunsetting on November 17th.

Aeria Games told Massively OP last week that it remains committed to supporting Echo of Soul in North America and Europe.

“Aeria Games is committed to the enthusiastic North American and European players of Echo of Soul. While Echo of Soul will be discontinued in Korea by the Korean publisher of the game, this does not affect the future of Echo of Soul in Europe and North America. Developer Nvius will continue to create fantastic new content for Echo of Soul and Aeria will keep delivering a great game experience to all players. We’re currently ramping up towards the release of some long-anticipated content, which we will be excited to announce within the next few weeks.”

The MMO is currently available via Steam in the west and is in open beta with no plans to wipe once it transitions to launch.

Source: MMO Culture
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raginu
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raginu

1 shot to the head and another one to the heart..
Guild Wars 2 “F2P” and WildStar “F2P”.
AeriaGames just hopes that “EOS’ body can take it”.

MetaDune
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MetaDune

Nope NHN is moving to mobile so they’re shutting down or getting rid of their pc games

Dixa
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Dixa

If China’s economic troubles start to affect their game industry – this may be a good thing. Korea has yet to do anything but churn out copy after copy of the same base game in the last 10 years. Zero innovation, because China and other Asian markets just eat it up.

But if that money dries up, they will be forced to change and adopt to those that have the money.

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

For now… The cynic in me wonders how long it’ll stay open though.
I see several comments here and in previous articles about how unremarkable the game is and in a sea of MMOs, there has to be some draw card other than “here’s a virtual world.” If it can’t generate enough interest in an already saturated market then I’d be surprised if wasn’t sunset within a year.

Madda
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Madda

ProfessionalNoob Madda The ride never ends!

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Madda Nevid Oh, snap!

MetaDune
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MetaDune

Another one of NHN victims

Line with more hugs
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Line with more hugs

Dystopiq
When you don’t have milk anymore, you can still make dog food with a cow.

VilleUusitalo
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VilleUusitalo

Bad Engine with some good mechanics…The engine is so outdated thought that this game is not worth it.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

There’s still milk left in that Cow, according to Aeria Games.