Publisher GameOn announced earlier today on Twitter that the Japanese version of TERA will be shutting down on April 20th, 2022. The tweet links to a post on the game’s Japanese homepage but as of this writing the site appears to be down. I was able to find it here through Google Cache and roughly translate the message below:
This is the TERA management team. Thank you for using TERA on a regular basis. We have decided to terminate the service on April 20, 2022 (Wednesday) at 8:30.
We have been providing services since August 18, 2014, but after close discussions with the developer Bluehole Studio, we have decided that it will be difficult to provide services that satisfy our customers in the future, and we have decided to terminate the service.
With the support of everyone who has patronized us so far, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of last year.
At that time, we received a lot of support, and the entire management team was willing to push forward with a new spirit, but this was the result. We deeply apologize for the sudden announcement.
We are about to end the update of “TERA” with this guide. With gratitude, we are planning to provide Patch 114 next week on January 26, 2022 (Wednesday). In addition to the main quest, new dungeons, and new equipment, everyone has played since the start of the “TERA” service. Although it is a short period of time, we hope that you will enjoy “TERA” until the end.
January 19, 2022 (Wednesday)
Notice regarding service termination
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 8:30
Convenient items will no longer be available
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – 8:30
Game server closed, End of service related to “TERA”
・ All content posted on the bulletin board will be deleted.
・ The serial code cannot be used even before the expiration date.
・ Deletion of official external service account (Twitter, LINE, YouTube, Discord)
・ Support reception / guidance end
The full post includes specifics on in-game purchases and refunds as well other details of Patch 114 and the final content it will bring to the game in Japan. Outside of that region, TERA will continue normal operation on PC, Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One where it is managed by developer Bluehole Studio, KRAFTON, and Gameforge. Thanks to an anonymous reader and Siliconera for pointing out the news.