Tabula Rasa 即將關閉

才寫完『Lord British 離開 NCsoft』這篇文章不久,很快的又有關於《Tabula Rasa》的新聞出現了。

在遊戲的官方網站上出現了一篇新聞:

To the Tabula Rasa Community,

Last November we launched what we hoped would be a ground breaking sci-fi MMO. In many ways, we think we’ve achieved that goal. Tabula Rasa has some unique features that make it fun and very different from every other MMO out there. Unfortunately, the fact is that the game hasn’t performed as expected. The development team has worked hard to improve the game since launch, but the game never achieved the player population we hoped for.

So it is with regret that we must announce that Tabula Rasa will end live service on February 28, 2009.

Before we end the service, we’ll make Tabula Rasa servers free to play starting on January 10, 2009.

We can assure you that through the next couple of months we’ll be doing some really fun things in Tabula Rasa, and we plan to make staying on a little longer worth your while. For more details about what we are doing for Tabula Rasa players, please click here.

Stay tuned for more information. We thank you for your loyal support of the game and encourage you to take us up on the benefits we’re offering Tabula Rasa players.

The Tabula Rasa Team

這則新聞大致上是說《Tabula Rasa》是個非常獨特非常有創意的遊戲,不過從它上市後,它的成績並不如預期,雖然研發小組不斷的努力想讓遊戲的表現更佳,不過很可惜的是他們的努力並沒有獲得相對的成果,因此《Tabula Rasa》預計在 2009 年 2 月28 日關閉遊戲伺服器。

隨著 Lord British 離開 NCsoft ,這款『UO 之父』的作品也即將被『安樂死』。

這個結果並不讓人意外,因為以 NCsoft 投資在這款遊戲上的金額以及時間,《Tabula Rasa》上市後的表現是相當令人失望的,因此遊戲的關閉其實只是早晚的問題。而 Lord British 的離開,說不定正是這個決策下的真正理由。