Set the flags to half-mast, put on your blackest mech armor, and raise a glass with us: As of September 1st
is shutting its doors and powering down its giant fighting 'bots. NCsoft announced the game's cancellation with a bittersweet consolation prize in the form of a late August event where all parts and mechs will be sold for one NCcoin apiece.
has been around since December 2007
, a mere month after Massively itself opened its doors. While it was never a title to garner a huge amount of attention, Exteel's
combination of a mech-based setting, PvP-centric play and microtransaction funding made it unique to the MMO genre.
NCsoft said that the game was no longer "financially viable," adding, "We know that we have many loyal players who love
Exteel. Although this decision was a painful one, in the end it was a business decision that had to be made. We encourage everyone to play and have fun with the game that you love in the time you have left."