The most expensive MMO from Korea fails Grandios closes on Steam after 2 years
The mix of RTS and MMORPG sounds pretty good first. But despite positive reviews, the Mmokingdom under Fire 2 already closes its servers in October. On Steam played last 14 players on average. What went wrong?
This is the bad news: In a newsletter of the Publisher GameForge, the team announces behind Kingdom Under Fire 2 that the MMORTS will close its servers forever. Already no in-game purchases can be made more and also on Steam you can no longer buy the title.
If you own the game, you can continue playing until the 26th of October. On this day, the operation of Kingdom Under Fire 2 is set and the MMO is dead.
In the newsletter, Gameeforge also writes that it is grateful for the good time with the game and she will always be remembered. We can look back on epic bulk battles, hordes of enemies and especially on a unique community, says it in the letter.
What is it? We do not know the exact reason, but the very small number of players will definitely have contributed to the decision. Although the MMO also has its own launcher, whose numbers we do not know, but on Steam most recently played on average only 14 people the game.
Even these 14 active fans meant an increase of 29.42% compared to the previous month (via steamcharts.com). This suggests that operating the title for the publisher is no longer worthwhile.
Players criticize the weak further development of Kingdom Under Fire 2
How does the community respond? Since the announcement of the server closure, the GAME learns many negative reviews on Steam. Although it is actually a good game, many users have agreed that it was rejected .
The title came first in 2019 on Steam and was no longer supplied with new content after a few months, which has some fans bordering and holding a reason for the fear of gaming.
Some other fans still leave new, positive reviews and get their grief over the end of a good MMOS .
The User Rob writes after 62 hours of playing time (via Steam): A good game that could capture the qualities and the feeling of predecessors. […] It is sad to see that the game disappears and the servers go out. I can only hope that there will be a successor at some point, which focuses on the single player.
Steam-Sale 2 months before the end
This ensures trouble: The business model of the game has changed, so it was originally announced as a free2play game, but then appeared as a buy2play title. A steam sale in which one could acquire the game reduced, was last only about two months ago.
Some players are very angry and emphasize that it works as if you want to take money again before then closing the servers. However, it is unclear whether the decision to end the development was already pleased at this time.
Still in October 2020, the developer has confirmed us in an interview that you do not plan to set Kingdom Under Fire 2. As soon as the decision to set the MMORT, we can not say, but we can not say.
Also as it goes on, is still uncertain, or whether a new Kingdom under Fire could be in development. The game was quite his niche, but could not bind enough fans in the long term.
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How did the development from? Kingdom Under Fire 2 has a very long and exciting development history that we have already completely summarized for you. Already in 2017, the Game has cost $ 78 million in development and it can be assumed that these costs have risen until 2019. According to the Game Director, it makes the most expensive Korea MMO of all time. Here is the key data:
In 2009 Kingdom Under Fire 2 was originally announced for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Then there was no information for a long time
2016 there were news about the game and it returned to a time when many fans had almost forgotten the title
As early as 2017, the title should have cost over 78 million US dollars in development, making it the most expensive Korea MMO of all time, according to the Game Director
2019 the game appeared, after a total of 12 years development time, but only for the PC
Already in January 2021, the work on the PS4 version of the title were set
Finally, GameForge decided to continue the operation of the game in October 2021 no longer continuing
Did you play Kingdom Under Fire 2? How do you see the end of the title? Do you want it a pity that the game has to close? Write us in the comments.
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