Is it a coincidence that nearly all of the MMORPG closures of the last year have been NCSoft properties?
Auto Assault, Tabula Rasa, and now Dungeon Runners.
There was The Matrix Online of course. That's a SOE product. And there was Hellgate London too (I won't count Mythos because it was never officially released.) I think that's all, if I've missed any, let me know in the comments.
You've got to wonder what is happening at a company when it cans three of its games, of which two were major releases in such a short space of time. The fact that they all seem to be associated with the US operation doesn't seem to bode well for continued development at the Austin studio.
Of course it just may be that Aion is sapping resources at the moment, and they feel that they need to cut the dead wood.
What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below.