Warhammer Online Shutting Down This December

Released back in 2008, fantasy massively multiplayer online title Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is going to shut down its servers on December 18, 2013.

Carrie Gouskos, the producer at developer Mythic studios, broke the news on the game’s website today, saying that it is due to the ending of the licensing deal with the owner of the IP, Games Workshop.

“Games Workshop has cultivated a world class IP. We were lucky enough to play in their universe for nearly a decade, with five great long years live,” said producer Carrie Gouskos in a blog post reflecting on her time on the project. “However, like all things – our contract has come to an end. Both Games Workshop and Mythic agreed to part ways, despite how hard it is emotionally on us to let the game go.”

“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,” Gouskos stated.

Since the game is going to end this month, it is no longer allowing players to renew their accounts or to purchase subscriptions. However, not all is lost. Warhammer Online may be closing down, but there are multiple Warhammer titles in development.

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has already been announced for a release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Alongside that is a new smartphone and tablet game, and another from Creative Assembly.