Namco Bandi to shut down Hellgate servers

By Justin Mann on October 27, 2008, 11:23 AM
It's easy to get excited about a game when it's still in the hype phase. Advertising a game properly is no easy task, with publishers always wanting us to believe that a new game is the biggest and best thing ever released. Not every game can be a success, though, and every once in a while even a game with a big budget and good developers behind it can flop. Such has been the way with Flagship Studios and the release of Hellgate: London.

The game, which struggled early on due to numerous issues, will finally come to a close in the next few months. After the collapse of Flagship Studios two months ago, the game shutting down was probably inevitable, and now it will be official at the end of January next year. Namco Bandi announced the decision recently, making Hellgate: London one of the shortest-lived MMOs to date.

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9Nails said:
I didn't realize it was a MMO! I purchased the game last year. Still have it in the shrink wrap. I purchased it for the single player game. I've been playing Bioshock (PC), Mass Effect (Xbox 360), and Final Fantasy (DS) since then. All these wonderful games, and none of the time to play them.It's a shame, really, that they're closing the servers. It would be a great justice to make the server an open source product and release it to the fan base. My Co-Worker recently picked up this game for $20, and he's been trying to get me to hurry up and play.
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