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No Western Hellgate Revival

A post to the Hellgate: London Forums by a NAMCO BANDAI's Diane "Tiggs" Migliaccio indicates that despite recent indications that HanbitSoft is continuing development of Hellgate: London, the action/RPG will be going offline for the US and Europe at the end of January as previously announced, saying: "People are speculating and I don't want anyone shocked on January 31, 2009 when the server and forums shut down and there is nothing." She goes on to explain Hanbit does not have the rights to publish the game in the territories that NAMCO is going to stop supporting, saying: "Hanbit owns the IP and rights to publish anywhere other then the US and EU and I think the other territory is Japan. NAMCO owns the rights to publish in the US and EU." Thanks Mike Martinez and Gamasutra.

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13. Re: No Western Hellgate Revival Nov 4, 2008, 18:42 Shadowcat
 
Agreed. This is serious 'WTF?' territory. There's nothing to stop them from extending a limited license to Hanbit, with the proviso that NAMCO can retract it at a future date if they ever actually step back up and start running it themselves.

Why create bad blood between you and the western subscribers (who absolutely WILL hold a grudge) when there's a perfectly good solution just sitting there waiting?

Unless Hanbit doesn't have the resources (hardware and support infrastructures) to operate the game in western regions, that is.
 
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