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

Artificial.

Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

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BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact...
oh no

Blade & Soul’s Unreal Engine 4 upgrade is coming this year in spite of Frontier World’s cancelation

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We've updated this article at the end with a big update  - the original story follows. If you were excited about the Unreal Engine 4...
Here we go now.

Gamigo grants Defiance players’ wishes, posts sunset schedule, and runs a weird survey

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Ready to bask in the riches that Gamigo wishes to pour down upon your upturned face? Then you'll first want to head over to...

After just four months in open beta, pixel MMO Naïca is already in maintenance mode

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Naïca hasn't been around long enough for anyone to remember the combination of keys to make the ï without copypasta, and now it's over,...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...
Smoke on the water

Leaderboard: So, is RIFT next?

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Gamigo, which just bought the studio behind Wizard101 and Pirate101, cleaned house yesterday, purging multiple MMORPGs that it acquired during its past acquisitions of...

Eden Eternal becomes the third MMORPG Gamigo killed off today

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Right about now, a whole bunch of Gamigo MMORPGs are wishing they had to deal with only server merges. That's because Gamigo's now axed...

Defiance and Defiance 2050 are dismissed from duty

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Clearly, Gamigo is cleaning house today. Shortly after announcing that the MMO publisher is shutting down Twin Saga, it also posted a farewell notice...
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BioWare is halting development on Anthem Next, but Anthem itself will stay up

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A few weeks back, we reported on credible rumors that BioWare was revisiting whether or not the Anthem reboot was still happening. BioWare had...

Gamigo is sunsetting Twin Saga in April, saying it could ‘no longer sustain itself’

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Twin Saga wasn't the biggest MMO in town, but it's probably one of the cutest, so we're sad to report today that Gamigo has...

Gameforge is sunsetting the western version of SoulWorker as the original dev promises a new global version

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Bad news for western SoulWorker players today: Gameforge has announced that it will no longer be running the game in Europe and North America,...
Battleunborn.

Battleborn has officially shut down completely

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We're sorry to inform you that if there were things you still wanted to do in Battleborn, you have missed your chance. Like, completely....

The Daily Grind: How do you handle MMO sunsets?

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You probably read the news over the holidays that Zynga finally shut the original FarmVille down, owing to the deprecation of Flash and development...
MACE

The Daily Grind: Do shutdown fears influence your MMO play habits?

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It's hard to ignore the long-term health of a game when it comes time to play an MMO. If one of the big elements...

Players of Life is Feudal MMO share their thoughts and final moments before the game’s sunset

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This past December, we reported on the news that the MMO version of Life is Feudal was closing up shop on January 18th. In...
Why do you have the Dreamworks Faces.

Hi-Rez’s Paladins ends its esports program: ‘It’s time to close this chapter’

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This can't be a good sign for competitive shooter Paladins: Hi-Rez announced this week that it has decided not to go forward with a...
Mister Chef.

The Xbox 360 servers for Halo multiplayer will be shutting down at the end of 2021

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All right, it's time to face facts. If you've still been playing Halo 3: ODST multiplayer on your now-ancient Xbox 360, that hardware is...

Kickstarted Jane Austen MMORPG Ever, Jane closed its doors over the holidays

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Well crap - just when we thought we'd escaped 2020 without too many MMO sunsets, another one sneaks in at the last minute to...

Guild Wars 2 ends Mac support February 18 thanks to Apple OpenGL issues

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If anyone reading this is a player of Guild Wars 2 on a Mac, then we've got some bad news for you: ArenaNet has...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2020

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I'm happy to report that the list of MMOs that sunsetted in 2020 was shorter than in previous years, but I'm sure you'll join...

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