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MMOs, unfortunately, do not last forever. When they sunset and close down for good, the whole genre mourns.

Netmarble’s mobile TERA Origin to close down in Japan

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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...

Atlas Reactor’s revival is actually a story-driven co-op game that was part of original prototyping

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Gamigo surprised a lot of gamers this week when a number of confirmed Twitter accounts started stirring the pot for a return of...
This is reasonable.

StarCraft II officially ends development as Blizzard ‘thinks about what’s next’

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Earlier this year, MOP's Tyler noted that StarCraft II had quietly become Blizzard's best-managed game, with updates and events rolling out even...

‘Welcome back Freelancers’: It looks like Gamigo might be reviving Atlas Reactor

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The date is June 28th, 2019. It's the crack of dawn. And Gamigo has just sunsetted Atlas Reactor, one of the multiple Trion...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization...

Amazon just killed off another online game – this time it’s Crucible

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Like Breakaway before it, Amazon's Crucible is over before it began. Before it began again. It really depends where you start counting....

Riot Games is shuttering its Sydney, Australia, office as it sunsets its Oceanic Pro League

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Activision-Blizzard isn't the only company shuttering overseas holdings this week, it seems: Riot Games is closing one down too, this time the company's Sydney,...
This poor woman may now be able to wear a shirt.

Kickstarted MMO card game HEX is closing at the end of the year

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It's the 11th hour for HEX, a fascinating title that attempted to blend MMO and card game mechanics together. Also, there were battle...

Guild Wars 2 preps tournament week, while community website Dulfy.net disappears

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Guild Wars 2's PvP scene is a lot like hanging out at the pool. Some players are content to sit on the sidelines,...

PSA: Migrate your Closers account by December or lose it all

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The account migration for Closers Online is now live, an event which follows August's announcement that Krafton was dissolving En Masse...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...
See! It's a robot in a jacket.

Disintegration is shutting its multiplayer servers down after less than five months

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In what will no doubt be a non-surprise to pretty much anyone who has paid attention to the industry over the past decade, it...

Echo of Soul is sunsetting yet again, this time on Steam, and no it’s not giving refunds

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We return now to the confusing story of Echo of Soul, which as we've previously chronicled has at least a million versions and...

The MOP Up: Overhit sunsets in Korea

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Nexon's Overhit is fading quickly from the mobile MMO scene. Its global servers were shut down earlier this year, leaving only the Korean and...

Game preservation champion The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment has closed its doors

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VentureBeat is reporting today that MADE, aka the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, is closing down its Oakland, California, base. It had...
Boom, crash, new year, explosions.

TERA and Closers studio En Masse Entertainment is closing its doors (but the games will survive)

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I kinda can't believe I'm typing this, but it appears that En Masse Entertainment, which has run TERA here in North America for...
Busting makes me feel lackluster.

Champions of Titan is shutting down at the end of August

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Farewell, Champions of Titan, we scarcely knew you. The game is shutting down on August 31st, which means the game's Steam page...

Nexon has shut down its California studio, canceling at least one PC title

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Nexon's main western studio is no more, as the gaming giant closed down its Irvine location this week and canceled the projects that...

Pagan Online is sunsetting its multiplayer servers, but the singleplayer campaign will live on

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The 2020 downsizing of MMOs and multiplayer titles into singleplayer ones continues today with the announcement that Pagan Online will shift to a...

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