On its fifth anniversary Mythic Entertainment revealed that Warhammer Online will be shutting down December 18th.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning had its fifth anniversary yesterday. Instead of cake and celebrations however, it was announced that 2013 will be the game's final year. According to its developers at Mythic, the game is sadly set to shutdown on December 18th. In turn, the sale of three-month times codes will cease and players will no longer have the ability to set up three month auto-renewals.
In a separate posting on the game's official website, producer Carrie Gouskos reflected on her time working on the MMORPG, as well as some of the opportunities and projects that failed to come to fruition over the past five years. Included among these were an iPhone companion app, a free-to-play version of the game developed for Asian markets and Wrath of Heroes, a Warhammer MOBA that "never made it out of Beta."
"Warhammer despite its flaws was a valiant effort into the MMO space," said Gouskos. "It struck out boldly, and some of the game's novel features are now considered industry standard for MMOs." She ended her reminiscence by thanking players for the years of experiences she's had with them. "I want to say thank you from all of us to all of you for sticking with us so long. Even when you didn't like the changes, even if you thought we made mistakes. The community made this game possible."
Source: Warhammer Online