According to a translation at MMO Culture
, Shanda Games
will be shutting down RIFT
China on November 15, 2013.
After an unsuccessful push
to keep the pay-to-play model alive in China, Shanda cryptically cites "several reasons" as the purpose behind the closure. RIFT
's Korean version has fared no better
, closing on April 25th of this year, and recent studio closures in San Diego
worry fans of the fantasy MMO.