Myst Online to be closed

Written by Joe Martin

February 6, 2008 // 7:25 a.m.

Tags: #closure #mmo #myst #online #termination #uru

Just a matter of days before the one-year anniversary of it's launch, Myst Online: Uru Live is being closed down.

The game is being closed down by GameTap, probably because it just isn't financially viable any longer. In a genre where everybody either plays World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings: Online, it must have been hard for Myst Online to find a sustainable niche.

The news was given to fans by an apologetic Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap's Vice President of Content and Creative Director, who announced that fans have 60 days left before the servers are shut down.

Sanchez was clear that Cyan Worlds, the game's developer, will remain a valued partner with GameTap though and that new projects are in the works.

"Cyan is still a very valued partner of GameTap, we are on excellent terms, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future," said Ricardo Sanchez.

So - that's it. All your grinding, head-scratching and effort will come to a fruitless end and your characters will disappear like...tears in the rain.

Were you a long-time Myst fan, or were you oblivious even to the existence of such a game? Let us know in the forums.

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