BioWare Mythic Assumes Control of Warhammer Online in Europe

By Brian Leahy, Jul 08, 2010 11:20am PDT BioWare Mythic, formerly EA Mythic, has taken over "publishing, operating and subscription service rights" to its MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) in Europe, which was previously handled by GOA, a division of France Telecom.

BioWare Mythic had previously taken control of Dark Age of Camelot from GOA back in February. As WAR transitions between the two companies, European players can expect 48 to 72 hours of downtime. Once the game returns, all current and former players will receive 14 days of free play time to celebrate the takeover.

New players can also create restricted "Endless Trial" accounts, which do not limit play time, but limit accessible game content.

Electronic Arts combined Mythic and BioWare back in June 2009, putting both companies in control of BioWare co-founder and general manager Ray Muzyka. It was at that point that the Mythic co-founder and WAR lead designer Marc Jacobs left the company.

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