It looks like it’s lights out for Ragnarok Online 2, Gravity Interactive’s core sequel to the long-running Ragnarok Online (yes, there are several other games floating around the franchise too; this is the one from 2013). As MMO Culture noticed, Gravity announced last week that it had pulled the dev team from the game and effectively canceled further development.
“Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that we must announce that Ragnarok Online 2 will not be receiving any further support,” the staff wrote on the game’s official forums. “Ragnarok Online 2 has struggled as of late, but in the last few years it was thankfully given new life thanks to outside funding. However, despite all the hard work, Ragnarok Online 2 did not meet expectations. This has regretfully resulted in the removal of the development team assigned to Ragnarok Online 2.”
The good news is that it looks like the game will stick around in maintenance mode for now.
“Since we know so many still enjoy Ragnarok Online 2, the game will remain open, but without a development team it will remain as it is and will not be receiving any further development, for updates or events. We want to thank everyone who has worked on Ragnarok Online 2 since the servers went live.”
There are surprisingly few comments on the announcement, but many of them point out that the cash shop is still active.