NCSoft announced yesterday that they plan to shut down all North American servers
for their long-running Lineage
MMORPG on June 29th. The game came out in 1998 and gradually became one of the most successful MMOs
of all time, reporting over a million subscribers as much as a decade after launch. Account creation on North American servers has been disabled, subscriptions for coming months have been refunded
, and existing accounts have been reactivated for free.
"We will not be making any additional content updates, but we do have US Ruleset changes and lots of great events planned for the next two months. We want to give you every opportunity to make all of your remaining Lineage dreams come true. We hope that everyone will stick around to have fun with the game you love in the time we have left. We know that we have incredibly loyal fans that have stood by us for the past ten years. As painful as it was, as a business, we had to make a very difficult, but necessary, decision."