Games That Shut Down in 2017

The end of the year has come and that means it’s time to take a look back at the year that has been. It certainly hasn’t been an easy one. We’ve had a decline in the number of new games releasing and we’ve had to say goodbye to some fan favorites.

But it has also been a good year. This year we saw a number of MMOs release expansions, and we watched as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds soared in popularity.

Only time can tell if 2017 will be a good year or a bad year.

Games That Shut Down in 2017

However, you can decide what was the best this year. It’s time for MMOGames’ 4th annual Best of the Year Awards as voted for by you the reader. This year we have 10 different categories for you to vote on ranging from mobile games to MMO expansions.

2017 was filled with unexpected surprises as games were shut down with very little notice and seemingly out of nowhere. With so many titles lost this year we want to know which you think about the games that shut down in 2017. Which one was the best? Which one will be missed the most?

To place your vote just scroll through the games listed below and click on the button marked Vote. If you’d like to vote for a game that isn’t listed let us know in the comments and we will quickly get it added. Make sure you visit each page to vote for your favorite games in each category they’re nominated in. Come back every day until January 3rd when the voting ends for another chance to vote. No logging in required.

In the end, all the winners will be featured in the Reader’s Choice Best of 2017 Awards along with all the bragging rights that come along with it. Who wins is entirely up to you, so be sure to share this with your circle of friends, your guilds, and the communities for the games you loved this year.

Remember, voting ends on January 3rd and you’re able to vote once a day which means you can vote for more than one game if you like. What you do with your votes is entirely up to you.

 

   

   

   

   

 

 

 

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ASTA Announces its Second Shutdown

James Bond could tell you that You Only Live Twice and so it is for ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds. On the MMORPG’s official Steam page, it was revealed that an ASTA shutdown was imminent – the second such announcement from the game to its Western players.

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While the specifics on what led to the decision weren’t immediately divulged, it simply appears to be a case of the game not able to rise up in the sea of free to play MMORPGs. “We have constantly attempted to provide a high-quality service, but realized that this could not last any longer,” reads the announcement.

ASTA will go dark on Friday, December 8th. All in-game purchases have been disabled starting today and players who are seeking any sort of refunds are referred to Steam’s customer support.

“We hope you have fun until the end, and it has been a pleasure to be with you even though the period was short,” closes the post. “We greatly appreciate all the trainees who have been enjoying Asta Online so far.”

Our Thoughts

While it’s always sad to see any game shut down, we’re also not completely surprised by the announcement, particularly with the glut of free to play MMORPGs that are out there. It looks like ASTA just wasn’t unique enough to make itself known to more players. With that said, here’s hoping those involved with the game are able to find new jobs and fans of ASTA can find new digital realms to call home.

Source: Steam

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