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Dragon Age Legends Shutting Down in June

Posted Mon, May 21, 2012 by Martuk

Just over a year after its official launch, Dragon Age Legends is coming to an end. EA recently announced that it will be shutting down support and access for the social Dragon Age spin-off on June 18th, 2012 on Facebook and Google+.

As the game comes to a close, EA has kicked off a fire sale on all items in the game’s store for any Crowns that players may have left over. Be advised, after the game closes in June, none of the currency will be refundable or transferable to other titles. EA will also be providing a free downloadable version of the game to players once Dragon Age Legends goes offline.

Develop reports that according to a BioWare spokesperson, Dragon Age Legends is shutting down because it “doesn’t make enough revenue to sustain itself.

via Develop
Source: Dragon Age Legends Announcement

Say what you like, this is a classy move from EA. Shutting down a game that's not supporting itself is always a tough call, and a tough sell PR wise but they did the right thing in the end. the free downloadable game for those who enjoyed it is an awesome move on their part. However, the currency should go to their Origin accounts. These people paid REAL money, and EA is saying 'ok, we're shutting the game down, and keeping all your money. Enjoy.' That's outright theft, these people gave money to EA in good faith, it should be returne, even if only in Origin dollars.

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