Gameforge and developer Wangyuan Shengtang announced back on June 1st that Swords of Legends Online, the MMORPG that launched outside of Asia just two years ago, will be shutting down in a few weeks on June 30th. The game was removed from the Steam and Epic Games storefronts on the same day as the announcement but anyone with an account can return to it for a final farewell before the end of the month.
It is with great sadness that we at Gameforge today announce the shutdown of Swords of Legends Online effective 30th June 2023. This difficult decision has been made in mutual agreement between Gameforge and developer _Wangyuan Shengtang Entertainment_, following several months of discussions as we carefully considered the overall MMORPG landscape, and explored every possible avenue for keeping the game going.
The MMO market is fiercely competitive, and despite our best efforts – including the release of the 2.0 update, making the game free to play, as well as further content patches along the way – we’ve found that the player numbers simply aren’t strong enough to sustain the game and the high-quality fantasy MMORPG experience that Swords of Legends Online players deserve.
Note on Payment
Payments will be deactivated to coincide with this announcement, however, you can still spend any currency you have previously purchased in the Crimson Coin Shop. From 1st June (2:00 PM CEST), everything in the following categories will be discounted by 90%: Outfit, Hairstyle, Weapons, Festive Clothing, Footsteps, Accessories, Mount and Residence. You can find full details on the shutdown of Swords of Legends Online in our FAQ. (DE, RU, FR)
The Adventure EndsSwords of Legends Online – June 01, 2023
We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank the players as well as our Gameforge staff for their support. It was our pleasure to fight by your side, exploring the fascinating world of Shenzhou, and making new friends along the way. Thanks for all the many wonderful memories we can look back on!
Thanks to Jojoman32 for submitting the news to the site. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have a page up on the site later.