Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes to be shut down on 29 March
Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes will go down as a game that never actually left beta, as EA and Mythic no refunds for any gems purchased prior to this announcement.that the free-to-play title will be shut down on 29 March. All real-money purchases of the in-game ‘gems’ currency have ceased as of 27 February; however, the about the shut-down says there will be
“Whether you just tried it out or have played it from the start of Beta, we thank you all for your patronage. I hope you will all join us and celebrate the final moments of WOH,” says producer James Casey in a farewell statement.
Thebeing given for the shut-down is “a paradigm shift” being undertaken by Mythic as they shift attention to being a developer for mobile titles. As a result of resources being reallocated to new areas, “we decided not to continue [WOH] past its Beta and instead concentrate those resources on our new endeavors.”
That may well be the case, but I suspect that if the MOBA-esque title had been profitable (or perhaps profitable enough,) EA would have found a way to continue the game through to launch.