Jagex shuts down their browser-based game, 8Realms
Jagex, the developers of RuneScape, launched another browser-based game recently that has now failed. 8Realms was supposed to be Jagex’s own version of a turn-based browser-based strategy game. In Jagex’s press release announcing the closure of 8Realms (see below), it’s interesting to note that Jagex mention Transformers Universe and also yet another game they’re working.
We have decided to withdraw 8Realms from the market on the 1st of July for a number of reasons, chief amongst those was to focus sharply on our three priorities for this year namely continuing to grow RuneScape, developing a great Transformers MMO and the launch of another game that is currently a closely guarded secret.
I know that this news will be disappointing to many of you and I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has taken part in the 8Realms beta. We have really valued your feedback and strong support and to show our appreciation we will be gifting everyone that has previously bought Gems with double the amount in WoL-cash!
Whilst there is clearly still time for you to finish your current journey through the ages one final time, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce another tactical strategy game in the Jagex portfolio. If you enjoyed 8Realms then I think you’ll probably love War of Legends, a strategy game based on ancient mythology where players take the role of a Feudal Lord in charge of a kingdom. Players go on to build mighty empires, manage resources, and build armies to conquer their enemies, similar like in 8Realms.
We are in the process of allowing players to transfer their account to War of Legends and will have this completed before the 1st July when 8Realms will go offline.
More details of how this will work to be announced shortly.
Once again thank you sincerely for your support, we hope to see you all in War of Legends soon.
Chief Executive Officer