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Metaplace, Inc.
MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel N/A)  | Pub:Metaplace, Inc.
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Shutting Down January 1st

Posted by Michael Bitton on Dec 23, 2009  | Comments

Shutting Down January 1st - MMORPG.com

Come January 1st, 2010, Metaplace, the brain-child of renowned game designer Raph Koster, will be shut down. There is no conspiracy to this story, it is a simple fact that the product (Metaplace) hasn't become profitable enough to remain viable.

The announcement, which was made on the official Metaplace forums, explains further:

Unfortunately, over the last few months it has become apparent that Metaplace as a consumer UGC service is not gaining enough traction to be a viable product, requiring a strategic shift for our company.

 

We’re sorry to announce today that Metaplace.com will be closing to the public at 11:59pm on January 1st, 2010.

While a large number of the studio's staff has been laid off due to this development, the remaining team will commence work on a new project in the near future.

Read the original announcement here.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB