Posted Wed, Feb 27, 2013 by Martuk
Unfortunate news for Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes fans today. Mythic has announced that the free-to-play battle arena version of Warhammer Online will be shutting down next month citing that “the project could not meet its financial goals to be sustained.”
Producer James Casey posted a message to the community on the Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes website to offer his thoughts and thank the community that stood by the game during its development. You can read his message on the official website also included below for convenience. Despite the bad news, Casey hopes that the community that has stuck with the game will see it through to its end.
Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes will shut down on March 29th, 2013. Additional details about the closure are also available via a new FAQ.
My Thoughts – James Casey, Producer
Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes
Launched in Beta just over a year ago, the free-to-play battle arena version of Warhammer Online was a grand experiment. We were able to test new server technology, learn more about the free-to-play market, and engage in endless quick, down and dirty, three-way battles any time of day or night. On all of these fronts, we were able to make great inroads and insights and deliver a fast and frenetic game.
As a producer for this game from the start, I am proud of the hard work and effort that made the game possible and I feel sad that it is not able to carry on. I think we created something special and I would not trade the time creating it or playing it (on all those Friday Fight Fests and anonymously almost every day) for anything.
I hope that those who have played it at any time in the past will stick through to the end, enjoy the special pricing so you can try out everything before it goes, and try out a few of the special things that were still in our pipeline.
Whether you just tried it out or have played it from the start of Beta, we thank you all for your patronage. I hope you will all join us and celebrate the final moments of WOH. See you online!