In a new post on the service's forums, GameTap VP of content Ricardo Sanchez has announced that the operation of its resurrected Cyan Worlds-developed MMO Myst Online: Uru Live
will be discontinued in 60 days time.
Said Sanchez in his post
, "The decision was a very difficult one and was made for business reasons rather than due to any issues regarding the design and vision of the amazing world that Cyan Worlds and Rand Miller have brought to us. Despite the great Myst Online
experience coming to a close, Cyan is still a very valued partner of GameTap, we are on excellent terms, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future."
"Although Myst Online: Uru Live
will be completely shut down in the near future, the game servers will remain live for the next 60 days. During that time, both newcomers and existing players can continue to experience the amazing world of Myst Online
, explore the game's many Ages, and interact with other players in the game and on the MystOnline.com website and forums. After 60 days, the title will be removed from the GameTap service, though MystOnline.com will remain live and active for fans to continue to share their passion for this important game franchise."
GameTap relaunched the service
in February of last year as part of its GameTap Originals project, following the closing-down of an earlier, Ubisoft-backed iteration.
"I know this is not the news fans of Myst Online
wanted to hear. I want to thank all of you who have been extremely supportive of the game and made this grand experiment in an alternative MMO format so much fun. All of us at GameTap also want to thank you again for your tireless enthusiasm for the title," he concluded.