GTA-esque MMO CrimeCraft will sunset at the end of August

    
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Hey, remember CrimeCraft? I had forgotten all about it, but we covered the Vogster-designed MMO from 2008 onward on Old Massively through its 2009 launch and subsequent free-to-play conversion that same year (a bit before F2P was popular!). Back then, it was competing with the original All Points Bulletin for the title of best Grand Theft Auto copycat, and it even managed to get banned in Australia. In 2012, the game was picked up by Mayn Games, and it is Mayn Games delivering the bad news to players here in 2017.

“It is with heavy hearts that we must announce CrimeCraft is closing on August 31, 10:00 am CET (04:00 am EST),” writes the studio today. “For the past years, we did our best to support the game and make players to enjoy it. It was a very hard choice to make, but despite the overwhelming support of our loyal players, this was the way it had to go. We are grateful to all players for continued support of the game.”

Mayn is promising to continue running “many events” through the month and has turned off cash-shop currency purchases and exchanges.

MMO Fallout reminds us that while the game’s stewards released two expansions through the years, the game was never properly functional on Windows10, no doubt leading to poor retention on Steam.

Our sympathies to any of our readers affected by the news.

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Fred Douglas

Why that’s a name I haven’t heard since I played for free for five minutes and immediately quit.

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McSleaz

I can’t believe this turd is still running.

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wratts

I remember this one, was one of the first closed betas I got invited to. I remember that the 3d engine had no jumping, aimbots were everywhere, and the costuming looked like someone had raided a Keystone Cops revival wardrobe.