More than a year ago I posted about beta-testing Lego Universe. The times I managed to play was extremely enjoyable – the idea was fresh, the building and exploring options were stunning, the subscribers refused to bite…
As of today there’s only 2 months left for you to try this gem before they pull the plug on the great Lego server in the sky. I guess this is just another example of how the free-to-play market is dominating and subscription-based MMOs don’t stand a chance anymore. Even WoW now offers a “free forever” option – extremely limited, but it’s there.
Here’s the official post:
We are very sad to announce that LEGO Universe will be closing on Janurary 31, 2012. This was a very difficult decision to make, but unfortunately LEGO Universe has not been able to attract the number of members needed to keep the game open.
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to share this adventure wiith an amazing community of players. We hope you will continue to enjoy LEGO Universe for the last few months. As a thank you, if you are a paying subscriber on December 31, 2011, we will provide you the full game for the final month for free. Click here for the details.
Again, we want to thank the fantastic community of players who made LEGO Universe such a vibrant, fun and creative experience.
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The LEGO Universe Team