Mythic Entertainment have just announced that their arena-based Warhammer game, Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, will be ceasing all services come March 29th. The game was in beta for over a year and although it developed quite a popular following, it didn't have the depth or variety to compete with other MOBA titles.
As a producer for this game from the start, I am proud of the hard work and effort that made the game possible and I feel sad that it is not able to carry on. I think we created something special and I would not trade the time creating it or playing it (on all those Friday Fight Fests and anonymously almost every day) for anything.
I hope that those who have played it at any time in the past will stick through to the end, enjoy the special pricing so you can try out everything before it goes, and try out a few of the special things that were still in our pipeline.
It's never good to hear about the closing of a free-to-play MMO with potential but Wrath of Heroes does prove one thing; taking a new swing at the established MOBA genre doesn't necessarily mean it will take off.