EA has shut down Mythic Entertainment, the longtime video game studio most recently responsible for Warhammer Online and the Dungeon Keeper reboot for mobile platforms.
With their reliance on a large, stable online player base to survive, every massively multiplayer online game is destined to die — the only question is when. Will they last ten years, like Disney's Toontown Online, or die in beta like The Mummy Online? Here's to the MMOs that didn't make it past 2013.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning closed down on Wednesday when the licensing agreement Electronic Arts had with Games Workshop ended. A developer who worked on the game says there is a way to preserve its world in a kind of museum-exhibit way, should EA choose to release it.
Warhammer Online, due for a shutdown in mid-December, has gone free-to-play as a "parting gift" to those who had an account in good standing as of Thursday. "We will be adding new NPCs to the game in order to power up your characters," Mythic promises.
In whatever he chose to play, Roger Rall was a keystone member of his guild, the consummate teammate. As much as reveled in PvP in Warhammer Online, Dark Age of Camelot or Rift, his voice was unmistakably calm, clear and authoritative above the din of the battle. He went by "Oldroar," and, at 65, he was unquestionably…
The above concept art from Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances, which appears to be ripped directly from Warhammer 40k, will not appear in the upcoming social game, publisher EA has told Kotaku.
A screw-up in EA's Warhammer Online billing system has resulted in many players being charged upwards of 22 times for a one-month subscription, filling bank accounts with overdraft fees and the Warhammer forums with very angry players.
I spoke to the men running the studio behind many of the world's biggest role-playing games a couple of weeks ago, to discuss a variety of things. I left with a bonus: The BioWare Vision Statement.
After a long day in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, one builds up a big Orcish thirst. The best way to quench said thirst? Drinking your beverage of choice (mead, ale, blood, etc.) from an officially licensed WAR stein.
Because there are two sides to every conflict, Mythic and Games Workshop publishing arm The Black Library have released Forged By Chaos, a novel that explores the fragile, deadly alliance of the forces of Destruction.
Forget that old 10-day timed trial nonsense. Warhammer Online's new trial let's you play any of the game's 24 careers as long as you like, with the new streaming client keeping things all speedy-like.
Mythic entertainment opens the world of Warhammer Online to a whole new group of players later this month, when the MAC version of the MMO goes live.
Massively-multiplayer RPG Warhammer Online just got a bit more Mac friendly, as Mythic announces the availability of the beta for the Mac version of the game.
Of all the packages I was actually looking forward to today, a human skull emblazoned with a secret code for an in-game Warhammer Online item was definitely not one of them.
Destruction claims victory in Europe as they achieve the ultimate realm-versus-realm objective in Warhammer Online - sacking the enemy capitol and killing their king.
Two new combatants join the war between Order and Destruction today, as Mythic unleashes the Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer classes for Warhammer Online.
With subscriber levels currently hovering at around 300,000, Warhammer Online developer Mythic is bringing down 63 servers in order to make sure everyone has other people to play with.