Netmarble’s mobile TERA Origin to close down in Japan

    
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Netmarble’s mobile TERA Origin to close down in Japan

Oh you can give me all the big wet lavender anime eyes you want, banner girl, but your game is doomed. DOOMED, I say!

The doom in question here is heading toward TERA Origin, a mobile spin-off of the TERA franchise that you probably never knew even existed. Netmarble got the rights to develop the title for Japan a while back, and now the company says that it’s going to be shutting it down in early 2021.

This is Netmarble’s second attempt — and second failure — to keep a mobile TERA game running in Asia (the first being TERA M). While TERA Origin is going offline on January 28th, there’s hope for a much better successor. Lantu Games just launched TERA Classic, a mobile Unreal Engine 4 version of the game, in South Korea.

Source: MMO Culture

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rk70534

The short lifespan of mobile MMOs is one reason why they are a greatly inferior choice for players wanting to commit long-term. Could you imagine any of the current mobile titles running for even a decade, not to speak of 24 years like Meridian 59?

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cykelbud

Farmville
Candy Crush
Genshin Impact

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rk70534

Original Farmville is closing.

It’s not MMO, neither is Candy Crush, and if Genshin Impact is still being played in 2044…. Well, then I will be very wrong. And very old. ;)