TERA may not be the most popular fantasy MMO, but it has been praised by fans over the years since its launch in 2012. It has dynamic gameplay with a fast-paced combat system allowing players plenty of manual input when they strike and dodge. There is a fully fleshed out fantasy world for players to explore and over 13 classes to choose from. Some have even compared it to an alternative to Final Fantasy 14.
Even without ever climbing to the top of the MMORPG ladder, TERA proved to have a loyal fanbase and there were consistent content updates for the game. However, when it was announced in 2020 that TERA publisher En Masse Entertainment was shutting down, many feared for the state of the game. Now, nearly two years later, those fears have come true as new publisher Gameforge announces that TERA will be closed.
Announced in a post on TERA official Twitter account, the popular MMO will end later this year. According to Gameforge, the company feels that it cannot provide fans with the quality content TERA players deserve. Gameforge states that it has “fortunately welcomed a large community into TERA” for almost a decade. While the studio says it will continue to serve gamers for even longer, according to the shortage of developers, this is simply not possible and has led to the final decision to shut down the game’s servers.
TERA players have been notified when they will no longer be able to log in. According to Gameforge, the ability to purchase any item from the TERA the club will be deactivated on May 31. On June 30, all TERA the servers will then be deactivated. Gameforge did not mention how this would affect TERA console ports, but it’s safe to assume they’ll face a similar shutdown, as the studio noted that migration options won’t be available. Likely, TERA fans will gather on June 30 to say goodbye to the MMO, just like Halo Range players made a few months ago to celebrate their era with this game.
Server downtime is a sad day for any gamer who fondly remembers their time with a virtual world. For some, it may mark the end of an era, as their favorite game is no longer playable. Recently, a few other games have seen server shutdown announcements, such as Golf for all online. EA is also shutting down servers for several NHL titles, as the gaming industry transitions to newer games.
TERA is available until June 30 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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