Western publisher Codemasters is closing down the European and North American servers for massively multiplayer online (MMO) game RF Online, after failing to reach an ongoing agreement with South Korean developer CCR.
A statement on the game's official website says that the RF Online's last full day of service will be November 9th, and European and North American servers will shut down on the morning of November 10th, GMT. As such, Codemasters has removed the ability to purchase in-game "Novus credits," as well as the option to create new game accounts and subscriptions.
The nature of the disagreement with CCR has not been made clear. All Codemasters says is that it has been unable to reach an agreement to renew its contract. The game will continue to be made available via other local publishers in South America and Asia.
"RF Online was Codemasters Online's first MMO service, and we have been very proud of its development and success during its three years of existence," says the company's statement.
"It was also one of the first Eastern-style MMORPGs to ever make it to Western market and do well, and it's with much fondness that we look back and remember these achievements."
Concludes the statement, "We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who declared their allegiance and gave us their support with RF Online over the past few years and especially, to thank all the players who spent countless hours with us in Novus."