Mythic Entertainment has announced that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be shutting down later this year, due to the licensing agreement with Games Workshop expiring.
“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,” the studio said, in part. “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 3 month game time codes or have the ability to auto renew your accounts for 3 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.”
Producer Carrie Gouskos also released a statement, commenting on how difficult it was for Mythic to let the game go. “We were lucky enough to play in their [Games Workshop] universe for nearly a decade, with five great long years live. Both Games Workshop and Mythic agreed to part ways, despite how hard it is emotionally on us to let the game go,” Gouskos said, in part. “It has been a tremendous honor to work with Games Workshop and even though we may be parting ways, our relationship with them remains strong.”