NCsoft is already sunsetting its Aion: Legions of War mobile MMO

    
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It’s been a good half a year since we covered Aion: Legions of War, the mobile MMO spun-off from the Aion franchise, back for its October update, when NCsoft was already talking about fixing the newbie experience for a title that was less than a year old. So it won’t surprise you now to learn that NCsoft is shuttering the game.

“Since the launch of Aion: Legions of War, players from around the world have ventured into Atreia to stand alongside Ren and Astria in the battle against Raven’s Balaurian forces,” the studio wrote this week. “The fight has been a valiant one, and we’re incredibly lucky to have had you by our side along the way. Today, however, we must share that a difficult business decision has been made to bring Aion: Legions of War to an end.”

NCsoft notes that while it’s shut down downloads and IAPs, it will continue running events for existing players through June 19th. MMO players will recall that the game launched in January of 2019, just a few days after NCsoft laid off an unknown number of employees who’d built the game under the Iron Tiger Studios banner.

Our condolences extend to affected players and rank-and-file developers.

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K8 D

I wasn’t even aware this launched. Maybe it’s not available in my region? Anyway, sucks for the devs and for those who enjoyed it. Best of luck to them.

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kofteburger

NCSoft and sunsetting games. Name a more iconic duo.

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Robert Mann

PB… nope, nevermind. NCSunsetoft is the most known thing since somebody got fire into their cave.

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Zuldar

EA sunsetting entire companies.

kofteburger
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kofteburger

EA is like the Borg.

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NeoWolf

The Game graveyard attached to NCsoft grows ever larger.

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Xyggy

If it doesn’t have “Lineage” in the game’s title, then that title is doomed to be sunsetted.

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William_Hououin

I am genuinely sorry for those that were playing it, it’s always a bummer to see a game shutting down.

But those companies should start treating their games as something else than garbage …

And for everyone, don’t forget each dollar and each minutes you’re spending in a game is a vote for that game… vote well ;)

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Malcolm Swoboda

First I’ve seen this called an MMO and not some gacha game.

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Roger Christie

This seems very on-brand for them.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

Oh good, maybe the mobile p2w autoplay mmorpg market is reaching its saturation threshold like how battle royales and mobas did.

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Utakata

The bubble that inflates twice as large bursts half as long… o.O

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camren_rooke

*claps with one hand for Utakata*

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Bruno Brito

how are you doing that

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cykelbud

It’s not the unusual that a mobile game shuts down and even less unusual that a new mobile game launches.