Althought Hellgate London has not been played in our office in ages, Skewed and Reviewed received the following e-mail today from Namco Bandai. This confirms the sad stae of the game amidst reports of mass layoffs of the Developers and an end to the production house that created it.
The e-mail reads as follows….
Please be advised that NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will continue to support customers of Hellgate: London with online server support and play through January 31, 2009. In a further gesture of support, Namco Bandai will provide this server support free of charge to all fans and players of the game up until the shut down date.
All of us at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. appreciate your enthusiasm for Hellgate: London and look forward to providing you with future entertainment products.
For questions regarding the shut down or additional information about Hellgate: London, please visit the game’s official website at www.hellgatelondon.com.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
A sad end indeed to a promising game.