The MMO Tera is shutting down, at least on PC. Developer Bluehole – which is now more famous for PUBG – has announced that it will stop developing the game and move on to other projects.
Publisher Gameforge relayed the news, saying in a statement that they would like to continue supporting Tera but cannot do so without Bluehole.
“After careful deliberation, the developers at TERA (Bluehole) have unfortunately made the difficult decision to end development of the game, as they believe they are no longer able to provide the satisfying content that Tera players deserve” , said Gameforge. “Instead, they would like to focus their internal development efforts on other projects. Gameforge has happily welcomed a large community into TERA for almost 10 years now, and would have happily served players even longer, but without the developer support, it’s not doable.”
The adventure ends
Unfortunately, we come with bad news: the TERA developers have decided to stop working on TERA. As the last remaining publisher, it is with heavy hearts that we must respect Bluehole’s decision, and will also have to shut down the game.https://t.co/LFaJU1fhDk pic.twitter.com/HwjPO1s9le
—TERA (@TERAonline) April 20, 2022
Tera will stop accepting new account registrations on May 31, 2022, at which time the Tera Thalers currency will also be deactivated. All Tera Club purchases will also be disabled on this date, while the servers will officially go offline on June 30. Tera’s website, forums, and social media pages will also be shut down after the servers shut down.
The FAQ only mentions PC, so it remains to be seen what will happen with Tera on console on PlayStation and Xbox. GameSpot has contacted the publisher to try to get more details.
When the game first launched on PC in 2012, GameSpot gave it a 7.5/10 in our Tera review. Kevin VanOrd said the game follows the standard fantasy MMORPG pattern, letting you complete quests and level up before heading to new areas; however, he said the fight was outstanding. “What a difference a great combat system makes, and in Tera’s case, it elevates an ordinary game into something more delightful than you’d expect from an MMOG,” he wrote. “Maybe it’s all about combat, but when combat is this fun, you want to keep your ax arm moving and your mouse finger clicking.”
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