Warhammer Online News
Warhammer Online Shuts Down 63 Servers
Mythic will be shutting down 63 servers for Warhammer Online.
Characters on these servers will be transferred to new realms as the company consolidates its player base in the US and Europe.
The US will lose 43 servers and Europe will go down to 20. This coinsides with recent layoffs in Mythic's QA and customer service departments.
Subscriptions have dropped from 500,000 to approximately 300,000.
Warhammer Online Gets First 500k Players
It seems the initial launch of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has been reasonably successful with half a million people already registered in Mythic Entertainment\'s MMORPG. Apparently that makes it the fastest selling new MMO of all time.
"In just one week we have a half a million people playing WAR online, and the ranks of Order and Destruction are growing at a record-breaking pace for a new MMORPG," said Mark Jacobs, co-founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. "We spent years working to provide players with the most stable, epic, and polished online world we could, but it is the players that have truly brought the Age of Reckoning to life."
Warhammer Online Heading to Retail
After years of false starts and prolonged development, Warhammer Online is finally heading to store shelves.
The game, which publisher Electronic Arts lauds as having set a "a company record for the most retail pre-orders placed by consumers for a PC title in EA’s 26 year history," opens its servers to prospective players on September 18.
"This is truly a historic day for both EA and Mythic as we prepare to send more copies of WAR to retailers than any other newly launched MMORPG in North America and Europe," said Mythic Entertainment co-founder Mark Jacobs.
"Over the course of our beta, over a million gamers throughout the world sent a clear signal to us -- they want WAR, and we are more than happy to oblige them."
Source: Wired Blog
Warhammer Online Open Beta and Preview Weekend
With the open beta for Warhammer Online starting on Sunday September 7th, Mythic has announced another preview weekend for participants of the previous preview. The Preview Weekend Plus starts today.
WAR is Coming and the world is ready. Hundreds of thousands of players will descend upon the Age of Reckoning this Sunday, September 7th.
In order to make this world-wide event the best it can be we're welcoming all Preview Weekend attendees back for two more days to rev things up and get the party started. We invite all Preview Weekend players to join us for Preview Weekend+ this Friday, 9/5 and Saturday, 9/6 starting tomorrow morning.
This epic weekend will be one to remember as you herald in Open Beta and the Age of Reckoning to the entire world!
The tides of WAR are coming...we'll see you on the battlefield!