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

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...

The Stream Team: Farewell, WildStar

A bright world is going dark today. WildStar is shutting down. Losing a MMO is never a good thing, and farewells are never easy. Massively...
dang

The Daily Grind: Are you doing anything for WildStar’s sign-off?

Today is the day we say goodbye to WildStar for good, something that I am profoundly sorry to see happen. This was a game...

Wargaming’s Total War: Arena set to close next February

Even wars gotta end sometime. SEGA-developed and Wargaming-published Total War: Arena first came on the scene way back in 2015, a free-to-play online...
Oh dang.

Square-Enix pulls three mobile titles from Belgium over lockbox rules

Everyone's reacting to the lockbox laws in Belgium in different ways, but Square-Enix has apparently decided that it's easiest to just peace out...

Golf MMO Winning Putt is closing down for good in December

Another bummer announcement for MMO players, or at least for MMO players who also like golf: Winning Putt is sunsetting on December 14th. Webzen...

The Stream Team: When Just Survive doesn’t

When Just Survive doesn't: A sunset stream. In a ranking of favorite streams, this type would not even make the list for Massively OP's...

Daybreak confirms that ex-H1Z1 sandbox Just Survive is still sunsetting tomorrow

It looks like Just Survive's sunset is really happening. Back in August, Daybreak announced that it was sunsetting the sandboxier zombie survival half...

Nexon is sunsetting Hyper Universe’s western PC version now too, but the XBox One version will continue

A week ago, Nexon announced that it was shutting down its MOBA Hyper Universe in Korea, citing poor player turnout. At the time,...

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...

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