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Daybreak shuts down servers for  Planetside 1 ,  Legends of Norrath

Daybreak shuts down servers for Planetside 1, Legends of Norrath

June 17, 2016 | By Bryant Francis

It's sad news for game historians and online games veterans, but today, Daybreak Game Company announced it would be shutting down game servers for the first Planetside and the Everquest trading card game Legends of Norrath

Both game closures were confirmed in company blog posts, with Daybreak providing different contexts for the games' closures. 

In regards to Planetside, Daybreak writes that the game would need to close "due to evolving business needs and technical requirements." Planetside's servers will go dark on July 1st.

Meanwhile Legends of Norrath "has not had an active development team for quite some time," and Daybreak will be shutting down the servers on August 17th. 

These closures are both for older, far less popular games in Daybreak's catalogue, so it's not a large sign of financial trouble, but it is the latest rough news for a company that recently cancelled its planned ambitious sequel to Everquest. 

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