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

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...

Weapons of Mythology – New Age announces its sunset for July

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With so many MMORPGs out there, there's bound to be one or two titles that fly below the radar. So it would possibly seem...

The Stream Team: So long MapleStory 2 and thanks for all the ducks

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Duck you world for ripping away this spot of yellow fluffiness! It is with great sadness than Massively OP's MJ sends MapleStory 2 off...

The Darwin Project battle royale ends development, servers stay up for now

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So who remembers Darwin Project? It was kind of a battle royale title, popping up in 2018 with a weird Running Man...

Gamigo is sunsetting more MMOs, this time Dragon’s Prophet EU and its sequel, Savage Hunt

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Dragon's Prophet has not had the best run the last few years. In 2015, Daybreak sunsetted the US version of the game,...

The Soapbox: The sunsetted MMORPGs I miss the most

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I'm pining for the fjords. Not in the way that would assume I'm becoming some jaded and angry MMO fan; I'm never going to stop...

Gamigo is sunsetting classic Defiance – on the Xbox 360 – next month

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Ever since the Trion Worlds buyout by Gamigo back in 2018, we've been holding our breath just waiting for Gamigo to slowly cut...

Cartoon Network successfully shut down FusionFall’s rogue servers

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Do you remember FusionFall? It was Cartoon Network's attempt at making its own kid-friendly MMO, operating between 2009 and 2013; we took

Popular Chinese MMO JX3 Online will close in Taiwan following COVID-19 protest

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This article needs a quick bit of backstory: Chinese doctor Li Wenliang was one of the first whistleblowers for the current COVID-19 epidemic; he...

Kickstarted MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria halts development, lays off all employees

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Since its splashy and successful Kickstarter run back in 2016 that raised $1.36 million from MMO gamers, Chronicles of Elyria developed a...
Leaf it up.

Nexon is sunsetting MapleStory 2 after less than two years online

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Ah damn, we really didn't need more bad news right about now. But it's here all the same: Nexon officially announced this afternoon...
Twish, Spir I

Spiritwish is shutting down in South Korea on April 1

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Well, this is probably not a great sign for a game that just had an update in its localized form. It wouldn't be exactly a...

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