It's been a roller coaster day for fans of SOE
and the firm's MMO catalog. Earlier we learned that four of the company's titles, including the flawed but much-loved fantasy title Vanguard
-- will be shutting down later this year.
CEO John Smedley
took to Reddit to answer questions following the announcement, and while it makes for a sobering read if you're a Vanguard
, Wizardry Online
, Free Realms
, or Clone Wars Adventures
fan, there was a hopeful nugget buried in there for sandbox lovers and more specifically, fans of Star Wars: Galaxies
players, our next game (not announced yet) is dedicated to you," Smedley wrote. "Once we launch it... you can come home now."