In the No-Surpise-to-Anyone category, we have news that NCsoft
's Dungeon Runners
will be closing its doors
on January 1, 2010. We only say no surprise because of the fact that the game has been running on a handful of devs for quite a long time now, which is a shame, because Dungeon Runners
is actually a fun little game.
Staying true to their wonderful sense of humor, Stephen Nichols, DR
's Producer and Lead Programmer, released a statement yesterday detailing the closure. He certainly doesn't butter it up at all as he explains that the game just isn't turning a profit, regardless of their efforts over the last year. They're now down to a 3-man team, which is near impossible for any studio to use in maintaining a game.
Luckily, for those currently subscribed to the game, some treats are coming your way, including free City of Heroes Architect Edition
and Guild Wars Chapter 1: Prophecies
. So if you've never played Dungeon Runners
before, you have a little over three months to jump in for free and check it out before the game shuts down for good.