New MMORPG Ends Service, Folks Think They Know Why

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Yesterday, free-to-play MMORPG Chaos Saga launched in Japan. Today, less than 24 hours later, the game’s service suddenly ended. Some wonder if the reason was that Chaos Saga’s characters look very familiar.

Chaos Saga is from DMM.com, a major Japanese streaming and online video rental service. It also has released adult games as well as non-adult browser games and MMORPGs such as Chaos Saga.

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The game’s official site currently reads in large red letters, “Notice of Service Ending.”

So, what’s the deal? Online, some think that Chaos Saga characters look like Final Fantasy XI’s. Here is a comparison:

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Japanese website Afternoon News points out that Chaos Saga even had this character:

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Heh.

To be fair, maybe the game was canned for another reason? Hours after the game launched, maintenance was announced, so there could have been other problems with Chaos Saga. Right? Well...

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A spokesperson for the game told Afternoon News that the game was cancelled due to “various reasons.”

Chaos, indeed. 

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.