After 15 years one of the world's first MMORPGs is ceasing updates

Even if you’ve never played it, you’ve probably heard of Asheron’s Call. A pioneering MMORPG, it’s been around for over 15 years now. And while it’ll still be around for a few more to come, AC’s developers have announced that they’re ceasing work on the game. I know, I know. It’s probably news to you they were still working on it in the first place. Turbine said in a statement last week that “players should have the expectation that updates will be limited to maintenance, bug fixes, and perhaps balance iterations”.

Once Turbine applies a March 4th update to Asheron’s Call, the studio plans to move the game into maintenance mode — with benefits. Producer Severlin dropped the news on the forums today: “Once this next update is in the hands of the players, the updates to Asheron’s Call will be limited. We intend to fix critical bugs and continue maintenance and support on the game. While there is always a chance we will put out a small update if time permits, players should have the expectation that updates will be limited to maintenance, bug fixes, and perhaps balance iterations of February content such as the new Coliseum.”

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