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Online shooter Blacklight Retribution is sunsetting its PC servers in March

If you can squint back about seven years, you'll remember when Blacklight Retribution was a going concern on the pages of Massively-that-was as...

Ragnarok Online 2 stumbles into maintenance mode as Gravity officially ends development

It looks like it's lights out for Ragnarok Online 2, Gravity Interactive's core sequel to the long-running Ragnarok Online (yes, there are several...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2018

While we lost several painful MMOs in 2016 and 2015, 2017 was noticeable chiefly because we lost a large number of small MMOs,...

Robot Entertainment is shutting down multiple online games, including Orcs Must Die! Unchained

They weren't big games on MMO websites, but online multiplayer fans will still be sad to see them go: Orcs Must Die! Unchained,...

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...
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...

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,...

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...
Bye.

LawBreakers has formally shut down

It doesn't come as a surprise, but LawBreakers has officially gone dark now with the shutdown of its servers. This follows

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...

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