Ricardo Sanchez, VP of Content and Creative Director for GameTap
, has officially announced
that they'll no longer be carrying Myst Online: Uru Live
and its final day of operation will be 60 days from today, either April the 5th, or April the 7th, depending on whether they'll end it over the weekend or not.
This will doubtless hit many fans in the heart, and it's not stated exactly why GameTap's discontinuing service, but if I had to guess, I'd say they looked at the subscriber numbers vs the maintenance costs and made their fateful decision. Historically, this marks the second time this title's been canceled -- the first time, of course, being in 2004 when Ubioft
gave it the axe. Our condolences to all fans of the wondrous Myst
universe, and we'll wait to hear if Cyan Worlds
has any final thoughts.