GameSpot: The Live-Service Game Bubble Looks Ready To Burst. "It's hard to quantify how costly and dangerous this can be for video
game studios. We've seen some live-service games close only for their
studios to follow, like when Motiga's MOBA Gigantic failed to survive a
rough launch and the studio was soon shuttered by publisher Perfect World.
But even in the best case of a game closing, where the developers' jobs are
safe, the disappearance of these games is a devastating blow to game
preservation. For many games, living beyond their server closures will be
limited to YouTube videos and firsthand accounts from players who got to