Relic Entertainment announced via the Company of Heroes web site that it is shutting down Company of Heroes Online. The game never made it out of the beta testing phase. The World War II-themed real-time strategy / action game hybrid will officially close on March 31.
Relic also announced that it is no longer selling COHO Cash (the game's currency), and are urging players to spend cash they have now. Refunds for cash are not likely. While Relic describes the six month-long beta test as "successful" the future of the online game is in doubt:
"We are still working on our plans for the Company of Heroes franchise and are not ready to discuss details yet. We will be leveraging all the data and feedback the Company of Heroes Online Beta generated."
As a reward to beta players, Relic is offering a code to purchase a copy of Company of Heroes Gold Edition from the THQ online store for $4.99 USD.
Source: Blue's News