Support For Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 Will End Soon

After 16 years and three publishers, Asheron's Call will be no more.


Yesterday, it was announced that support would end for Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 on January 31, 2017. New character creation for the two MMOs has been disabled, but anyone with an account can still play up until the lights are shut off on January 31.

Years ago, the Asheron's Call dev team stated that the software needed to run a private Asheron's Call server would be released to the public. However, that never came to pass, and with the impending shutdown of Asheron's Call's servers, this MMO might indeed be moving into the ether.

After two years of no new content and staff only performing maintenance, perhaps this closure is seen by fans as inevitable. Additionally, it's been announced that Turbine Entertainment Software will no longer be developing MMORPGs. While two other Turbine MMOs, Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online, are transitioning to Daybreak Games, Warner Brothers is retaining the Asheron's Call IP.

For fans that have supported both Asheron's Call games for years, a little over a month's notice might feel like a slap in the face. However, Turbine has previously shut down other titles with the same lack of finesse. The Infinite Crisis MOBA launched in March 2015 and was shutdown in August of the same year.

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