Ah damn, we really didn’t need more bad news right about now. But it’s here all the same: Nexon officially announced this afternoon that it’s shuttering the global version of MapleStory 2 as of May 27th.
“We are forever grateful for your patience and dedication to MapleStory 2 as we tried to rework the game starting with Project New Leaf, but ultimately we’ve decided that we will not be able to provide the type of service that would live up to your expectations. We took a hard look at the current state of the game and its future roadmap, and sadly reached the conclusion that it would be difficult to maintain long-term continuation of the game while remaining true to what made MapleStory 2 your MapleStory 2. As part of this news, we are disabling the ability to purchase additional Blue Merets and Meso Tokens effective today. We will continue to support MapleStory 2 throughout the next couple months, although this will be our last update. The game will still be available free-to-play via the Nexon Launcher and Steam.”
Gamers should check out the whole post, as Nexon is refunding some purchases made between December and today. The company also has a huge plan for sunset events on the way too.
We’re extra bummed since the game was rather well-liked around here, impressing us at its launch and even taking our most underrated award back in 2018. But unfortunately, given Nexon’s many corporate struggles and cancellations of other full-scale and much-wanted MMORPGs throughout 2019, we can’t say as we’re super surprised. Here are a few videos our own Stream Team did: