In yet another shocking blow to the MMORPG community, Codemasters announced today that their highly acclaimed fantasy game "Dragon Empires" has been cancelled due to "technical issues". Here is the official, and very sad release from them:
Dragon Empires development ceased due to technical issues
Codemasters has taken the decision to cancel further development of Dragon Empires, the company's massively multiplayer online role playing project.
Dragon Empires received incredible support from its online community and won acclaim from PC and online media while in development. However, technical issues have resulted in the project's discontinuation.
Many of the game's development team, including programmers and artists, are being transferred to Codemasters' internal development studios to work on current and future titles.
The decision to close Dragon Empires' development does not impact on Codemasters' long-term ambitions in the massively multiplayer online gaming market and the company remains very active in evaluating future opportunities.
The Dragon Empires website and its popular community forums will remain live at www.codemasters.co.uk/dragonempires for the immediate future.
We will be keeping Dragon Empires on our game list as well as our forums for at least 2-3 more weeks to allow our members to absorb this painful loss. We at MMORPG.com would like to thank Codemasters for their innovations and contributions to this ever-evolving genre and their cooperation with our community and staff. We wish all of the development team there great success in their new projects.