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

Just Survive will in fact survive beyond its planned October sunset

Last month, H1Z1 players got the sad (if not entirely surprising) news that Daybreak would be sunsetting the game's Just Survive...

Federation 2, a text-based intergalactic trading game from the 1980s, has sunsetted

While the common assumption about text-based MMOs is that they can and will last forever, the truth is that many of these are subject...
Not so hype.

The Korean edition of Hyper Universe is shutting down on November 15

When a Korean title shuts down in its home nation, players know that its time is probably limited over here as well. To be...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Conquest Resurgence Within, Rohan Mobile, Drawn to Death, El Somni Quas

Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you’ve (probably) never heard of! Let’s run down a few more that...

The last remnants of Club Penguin are sunsetting, again, as Disney lays off Club Penguin Island staff

Back in 2017, Disney announced that it was shutting down kid-friendly MMO Club Penguin after 12 years of play, replacing it with a...

NCsoft’s picked a date for WildStar’s sunset: November 28

When NCsoft announced earlier this month that WildStar would be sunsetting, most MMO players were upset, but not surprised, except about one...

Players are apparently trying to save Pirates of the Burning Sea, so Portalus delayed its sunset

Earlier this month, we delivered the sad news that Portalus Games' Pirates of the Burning Sea was due to sunset at the...
things are going great

WildStar is probably not sunsetting until at least the end of the year

When NCsoft announced it was closing Carbine and sunsetting WildStar, it didn't include one key detail: when that sunset will occur. In fact,...

Bless Online’s last remaining Korean servers are shutting down

Bad news for players of Bless Online in Korea: Neowiz announced today that the game is shutting down in that region...

The Daily Grind: Do you still log in to play MMOs that are scheduled to sunset?

Last night, I saw a tweet go out from the WildStar account that made me super sad. "It’s show time!" Carbine said....
How do I start to say goodbye.

A eulogy for WildStar – a marvelous MMORPG and avoidable tragedy

Friends, readers, genre fans, lend me your eyes; I come to bury WildStar, not to praise it. But just like Marc Antony, I'm...

WildStar and Carbine are shutting down

NCsoft is axing Carbine, Kotaku reported this afternoon, which means the end of MMORPG WildStar. Here's the statement NCsoft gave to Kotaku. "Today,...

Pirates of the Burning Sea is closing down, but the community might be able to save it

Bad news, but maybe also a tiny bit of good news too, for Pirates of the Burning Sea: Over the weekend, Portalus Games...
Sometimes it's about tweaking the right people.

The Daily Grind: Are free-to-play MMO conversions saviors or signs of doom in your eyes?

When Dungeons & Dragons Online converted to a free-to-play business model, it was back when I was first working as a writer in...
bye

The Daily Grind: Which MMO shutdown surprised you the least?

The sudden announcement on Friday that Just Survive was being shuttered wasn't exactly welcome, but it also wasn't surprising either. Splitting the...

Perpetuum is back from the dead thank to the Open Perpetuum Project, all with the original developer’s blessing

One of the biggest losses to the MMORPG genre last year was sci-fi sandbox MMORPG Perpetuum Online. The Avatar Creations devs threw in...

RuneScape Classic has gone dark, but you can relive its final moments

Crowds of players turned out to mark the final hours of RuneScape Classic yesterday, celebrating the impact that this initial version of...

The Stream Team: A Gigantic goodbye

It's always a sad day when you have to say goodbye, and today is a Gigantic goodbye. The colorful MOBA-meets-shooter is closing its doors...

Gigantic’s last matches are now playing out ahead of tomorrow’s sunset

There will be no stay of execution for the gorgeous MOBA Gigantic, as PWE has put up a countdown clock for the...
Well, bye.

God Eater Online is shutting down in September

Sadly, it does not seem that God Eater Online really talks much about the experience of turning deific entities into snacks. If you...

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