Mythic today announced that their MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be shutting down forever on December 18th.
The game was forced to shut down due to an expiring license with Games Workshop. The end was announced in a post over at their website. Here’s what it says:
“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, 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 three-month game time codes or have the ability to auto renew your accounts for three months as of September 18th, 2013. From all of us here at Mythic we thank you again for your dedication and support over the last five years.”
I’m sure that many fans of the game will be very disappointed by this news. It’s never nice when an MMO has to shut down but it did have a good run. To be honest, I’ve never really heard of anyone playing this game which is maybe why the license for the game wasn’t extended. Fortunately for fans their are lots of new MMOs to move on to now. I’m sure you’ll see some Warhammer fans playing FFXIV online very soon.