Shanda Games Shutting Down Rift Online in China

Trion Worlds' MMORPG Rift Online continues to have setbacks in Asian countries, with another operator of the game announcing that it will shut down the game. Today Shanda Games revealed that it will shut down the Rift Online service it operates in China. The company was pretty vague about why it was shutting down the game, only stating that it had "several reasons" for doing so.

The Korean version of the game was shut down in April of this year and Trion Worlds recently closed studios in San Diego and Europe.

The game was "pay-to-play" in China, according to Massively. The news came from a translation by MMO Culture of a Shanda Games announcement about the game.

The Chinese version of Rift Online will officially close on November 15 of this year.

Source: Massively

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