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Perfect Ten: An MMO sunset tour for 2022 to date

MMO sunsets can be weird. I am never happy when a game that people love goes away. It always represents a lot of lost...
To the surprise of no one...

Babylon’s Fall is shutting down on February 27

It turns out that building a looter-shooter that is more of a looter-slasher is harder than it looks. Square-Enix and Platinum Games' Babylon's Fall...

Krafton has put Thunder Tier One into maintenance mode after less than a year

You guys remember Thunder Tier One, right? It's a top-down tactical multiplayer shooter with a heavy emphasis on player modding along with single-player, co-op,...
You got boring real fast.

Elyon, once hotly anticipated as Ascent Infinite Realm, is sunsetting in December

I wish I could say nobody saw this coming, but unfortunately, that's not the case: Kakao is closing down Elyon. "Kakao Games Europe, following lengthy...
Nope, not letting this one go.

Ubisoft delays sunsetting some online games – including Anno 2070

Ubisoft has an ongoing habit of launching games with online components and then turning those online components off when the games get old enough,...
And... NO.

Bless Unleashed on console becomes the latest Bless title to shut down

Stop me if you've heard this one: Bless is shutting down. It's Bless Unleashed this time. Our readers will remember that Bless Online originally launched...

Maplestory 2 announces a shutdown date for its Chinese server in November

Alas, poor Maplestory 2, you were cute and likable and then you got kicked to the curb after less than two years. We did...

The Chinese version of the Life is Feudal MMO will be shut down in October

Fans of the sandbox MMO version of Life is Feudal are unfortunately dying a second death in a manner of speaking. Tiancity, the publisher...

CCP Games’ VR multiplayer game aspirations expire as EVE Valkyrie, Sparc, and EVE Gunjack go dark

This past weekend saw CCP Games' run at VR games development die on the vine, as the shooter EVE Gunjack, the sports title Sparc,...

Blizzard-NetEase financing dispute leads to canceled Warcraft mobile MMO ‘Neptune’

Blizzard has apparently canceled an in-development MMORPG. Bloomberg, which first broke the news, says the game was code-named Neptune and was a "massively multiplayer...

Gearbox shuts down game forums in favor of Discord, but Cryptic’s MMOs are not affected

Back in December 2021, Gearbox's Embracer Group bought up Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic, meaning whatever Gearbox decided to do could possibly affect the...

Ubisoft plans to yank multiplayer from 15 more of its games this fall as devs scramble to preserve them

If your game library is full of Ubisoft titles, you may want to reevaluate which of them you'll actually be able to play come...

Blizzard shifts Heroes of the Storm into maintenance mode, gives lizards to all

Quick: What's the one live service Blizzard game that nobody ever talks about, thinks about, or apparently plays? The correct answer is, of course,...

Pearl Abyss will shutter ‘inadequate’ battle royale Shadow Arena in August

In the end, the last one standing in a battle royale is the one who has to turn out the lights. Or something. Pearl Abyss...

Rockstar Games outlines new content for GTA Online, confirms the end of major updates for Red Dead Online

Players of both Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online have both gotten a community update post, and it spells good news for...

EVE Valkyrie gets an August 5 sunset date, begins the process of removing itself from digital store shelves

CCP Games has, at long last, confirmed what fans had already known: EVE Valkyrie, the first-person sci-fi dogfighting flight game, has gotten its final...

Pokemon Go’s Niantic scuttles four more gaming projects and lays off 85+ people

Niantic, the company that named itself after a whaling vessel abandoned for the goldrush, admitted yesterday that it is shuttering four more gaming projects,...

Say farewell to TERA – Gameforge and Bluehole sunset it tomorrow just before dawn

Well, the fact that you knew it was coming doesn't make it any less hard to hear, as this week as proven repeatedly. Here's...

Blizzard bought out Spellbreak’s Proletariat to shore up the World of Warcraft team

Hey, remember Spellbreak? It was a 2020 battle royale that was actually pretty well-liked around here, though it's been quiet the last few months....
Well, bye.

Dragalia Lost is getting its final story update in July followed by a later sunset

Wow, we've never really talked about Dragalia Lost, have we? It seems as if we should have, what with it being a mobile title...