EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

September 19, 2013 - James Fudge

EA's Mythic Games announced via the game's official site that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be shutting down on December 18. The MMO launched by Mythic and Electronic Arts in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on September 18, 2008. While it had a rough launch, the game managed to interest a small and faithful following over the last five years. Mythic claims that the game is shutting down because its licensing deal with Games Workshop - the creators of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40K universes - will be coming to an end.

"We here at Mythic have built an amazing relationship working with Games Workshop creating and running Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning over the last 8 years," read a post on the game's official site. "Unfortunately, as with all licensing deals they do eventually come to end and on December 18th, 2013 we will no longer be operating Warhammer Online. As such we will no longer be selling 3 month game time codes or have the ability to auto renew your accounts for 3 months as of September 18th, 2013. If you would like to read some additional thoughts from one of WAR’s Producer please check out http://www.warhammeronline.com/. From all of us here at Mythic we thank you again for your dedication and support over the last five years."

Thanks to Ivresse for the tip.

 


Comments

Re: EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

Sounds like because it didn't do as well as EA hoped, they just couldn't be bothered to sign a fresh contract. Sad really, since it was a good game. But they just left it to stagnate after it didn't kill WoW...

Re: EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

Sad thing is... Mythic makes better MMO's than Blizzard.

Re: EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

Whelp, there goes another "WoW-killer" into the wild blue yonder... It's kind of gotten (to me at least) that if you want your game to possibly thrive, you really shouldn't be telling people that "ZOMG IT'LL KILL ______ OUTRIGHT!!" and other such nonsense.

Re: EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

This.

 

To me all you're doing is setting expectations too damn high.

Re: EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

It's kind of like calling your ship Unsinkable. Just the name isn't going to sink you, but it'll make sure the world is watching when you do sink.

Re: EA Shutting Down Warhammer Online Dec. 18

I followed the link to The Herald, and saw an older one claiming that they were removing the 6-month auto-renew option in June.

Exactly six months before they were shutting the game down.

Conspiracy theory, anyone?

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