Civilization (Online) is coming to an end

Civilization Online

Remember all the grumbling when XLGames revealed Civilization Online at a big presser in New York and then told us it was launching in East Asia only? Welp, the game is coming to an end anyway.

XL CEO Jake Song broke the bad news to players on the official site, telling them that it was a difficult decision but that the studio plans to shut down the game service on December 6th. The cash shop and character info services shut down yesterday.

By the time it shuts down, it will have been in soft launch open beta only a year, though there’s a little hint that the game might return eventually as another of XL’s games “has the power to be reborn as a potential Civilization Online.”

Our condolences to affected staff and players.

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