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Cancelled Online Games of 2013 - Page 6

Updated Mon, Dec 30, 2013 by Martuk

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Mythic’s endeavor to dive into the MOBA market with Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes earlier this year came to a bit of a premature end. Wrath of Heroes utilized parts of Warhammer Online to create a PvP-focused three-way battle set up using a free-to-play model with some colorful heroes. But even that couldn’t save this game from an early demise. Wrath of Heroes was officially shuttered on March, 29th, 2013 before ever having an official release.

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It was a rough year for Warhammer in the online gaming space. Along with the previously mentioned cancelled titles, the largest of the three bearing the Warhammer brand, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, also met its demise when Mythic pulled the plug on the servers for the final time on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, effectively putting an end to the 5 year war between the factions of Order and Destruction. According to Mythic, the licensing deal with Games Workshop expired, and thus so too did the MMORPG.

While it wasn’t as widely broadcasted as some previous closures, the devoted fans of Warhammer Online tried in vain until the last second to save the game through petitions and other means. But in the end, the plug was pulled on the war and servers went dark for the last time.

Adam Clegg, who formerly worked on Warhammer at EA/Mythic before joining Mark Jacobs at City State Entertainment, has called on EA to release one final build of the game with a developer single player option enabled. While it won’t be Warhammer Online without other players, it can serve as a way to preserve the hard work by so many developers. If EA were to do that, it would at least put one positive note on this rather dismal list, but I’d be lying if I said that I was optimistic about that ever happening.

And that is the grim list of 2013. Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer as we head into 2014 for a new generation of online games and hopefully a shorter list of dead ones in the coming year.

this list made me sad I recalled my Orc character in WAR I played a year ago and it is really sad to lose this game, I was 100 percent sure that if they tried F2P in the time when the old games like LOTRO made it, it would worked for them :( never understood why they didnt come f2p

Games Workshop chose not to let them renew the license.

And that's why I enjoy non-licensed MMORPG titles much more. There's no arbitrary time limit on the license. Granted, that doesn't always keep the game alive, but it does at least eliminate that one big hurdle that could be the one thing keeping it off this list.

:( true, it was a long waiting for Stargate Worlds :(

Oh, don't get me started on that one. =p

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