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Time to say goodbye to some Sony free-to-play MMOs. Sony Online Entertainment has said it will be closing Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online. It’s a sudden, unexpected decision and means that all four will be disappearing between March and July, 2014. Why? Well, largely because people don’t play them anymore.

Lack of interest is the reason for the Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes closures. A Sony representative told Kotaku that all three no longer have the pull they once did. The player population has been decreasing over the years, and it’s just a case of these things happening. However, Sony did not offer a reason for the shutting down of Wizardry Online, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it was for similar reasons. Wizardry isn’t exactly the most popular series around.

For now, anyone involved in any of these MMOs should enjoy the time they have left. Both Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, arguably the two most popular of the games, will be closing on March 31, 2014. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online get a bit of a reprieve, and won’t be closing until July 31, 2014. The latter two have still been receiving updates, so perhaps Sony wanted to give players a chance to enjoy them before closing the games’ doors.

If you once played any of these games, maybe consider going on one last quest before their doors close forever. If you haven’t, don’t bother giving them a try now. No sense in getting invested when the game’s on its last legs. I’d give Free Realms one last chance myself, but it’s been far too long since I last played and I really don’t think it’s worth it to go to the trouble of installing the PS3 version to say goodbye.

Source [Kotaku] Site [Sony Online Entertainment]

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  • http://Freerealms Chloe frederick

    Hi i am Chloe and I play your game free realms every day and people were saying hat free realms is closing and I was like now.and I just got a new cars for sc a hole 15$ is gone plz don’t take down freed realms I love it you love it to plz just don’t take it away that game is my life if you cancel it I will be lonely so plz don’t I’ve been playing sence it started so plz

  • Alyssa Buckner

    I play Free Realms as Dark River. I have heard this news, yet some people on the game are saying that it is an April fools prank. I highly doubt that, but as of now, we don’t know what is going on.

    • Jenni Lada

      It is not an April Fool’s prank. Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed it is real.

  • blake jackson

    i play as blake blakeforest on free realms and no one wants the game to shut down if u shut down then people will be bugging u guys all the time. do u want that? my pack night fall were wolf pack is already thinking about moving to another game but free realms is are home and its home to all the other players

  • http://sony.com amareese mabry

    plz don’t take free realms away,i have mad a bunch of friends more then I have in real…its a place where I can be me and enjoy myself…if u take it away your taking away childhood memorys…I beg of u…plz don’t take it away :(

  • http://sony.com amareese mabry

    LONG LIVE FREEREALMS.LONG LIVE CHATTY.LONG LIVE HAPPINESS

  • Caitlyn

    I am literally sitting here crying because I have a character on Free Realms named Rainsplash and I have been playing for 4 years. 4 YEARS! I CAN’T GIVE IT UP NOW!!

  • luka

    Free Realms was my favorite game in the world. I’m trying to get it back with a petition signing. so please sign every petition there is for free realms. PLEASE!!!