WarhammerOnlineAgeOfReckoning 19 Dec

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was officially taken offline last night, due to the license agreement between Mythic Entertainment and Games Workshop ended.

“I’m not going to waste time picking at old wounds or attempting to offer a post-mortem commentary on ‘what happened,'” former producer Josh Drescher wrote on his personal blog, in part. “We were proud of and confident in the game we launched. We knew it had enormous potential. We knew it had been well-built and crafted with care and affection by hundreds of developers. We knew that those developers spent YEARS of their lives, giving it their all to make sure that WAR would be everywhere and enjoyed across the globe.”

Mythic Entertainment announced in September that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning would be shut down in December. Account creation and subscription fees were also suspended until the game was shut down.

“I don’t want to gloss over the real human cost of the project’s failure to become a blockbuster, because that’s a very real part of the story as well,” Drescher added. “I hope that everyone who worked on WAR is aware that – for all of the bumps and bruises we endured after it launched – the work they did is held in high regard across our industry.”

(via GI International)