“When the decision came to halt development on the game, we left the servers open so that our small but passionate player base could still continue to enjoy the game as it was, we hope that this has been a fun time for you all (the odd server gremlin aside)! Unfortunately though we have reached the point where we can’t economically justify to continue running the costly server infrastructure. To make things clear, these last nine months haven’t been a money-making exercise for us (for the most part server costs weren’t covered); we simply wanted to let those of you who loved the game play for as long as was possible.”
In the three months that the game has left, Paradox said that it will disable cash purchases and attempt to dig up any content in development to push it live into the game for fans to experience. The studio said that the original Magicka dev team has been reassigned to work on other Paradox titles.