URU Live Dead

The Cyan Worlds Website has word that the URU Live aspect of URU: Ages Beyond Myst is being shut down (thanks mtnlover). Here's the gist of it, starting with the bad news:
Uru Live is being put to bed.

Even with all of the time, money, resources, code, people, sweat, and heart that were poured into Uru Live, we needed a certain number of subscribers to pay the bills. We didn't get there. Uru Live is innovative and unique; its online universe is one of the most beautiful and complex ever built, anywhere. The idea of ongoing content was dramatic and forward-looking, but it required a substantial continuing effort to sustain. We were just not able to sign up the number of subscribers (even for free) necessary to pay for that effort.

Now for the good news...

The soul of Uru Live will live larger.

The soul of Uru Live came in two parts: the community and the content. Both will live on. Nothing can kill the community - it has a life of its own. The Call and the Gathering of the community will continue. And the content - what can I say? We have it, large amounts of it, ready to expand the world of Uru. In the past weeks we've been hard at work packaging that content in a different, more inclusive form - expansion packs - the first of which will be available in a month or two. Even better, the first expansion pack, To D'ni, is free. And there's more good news on inclusivity. I'm pleased to officially announce that the Mac version of Uru is finally under way.
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Re: kinda sad Feb 5, 2004, 07:56
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ROFLMAO!

What were they thinking? Of course nobody WANTS to keep paying to play a game they have already paid for. Obviously multiplayer was optional in the case of this game, so it should have been free to play - if it was a multiplayer only title pay to play is more forgivable.

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