Sony Online Entertainment will shut down four MMOs in the next few months. The first two games to be shut down will be Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms, which are scheduled to go dark March 31. Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will also be shut down, but much later in the year – July 31.
Speaking specifically about Free Realms – which is available on both PS3 and PC, – SOE said that the game had reached its lifecycle:
"In a nutshell, the game has reached a stage in its life cycle where players are growing up and moving on to other games," the company said. "We will share details on the upcoming activities and sunset soon, but we wanted to give you plenty of notice so you can truly enjoy your remaining time left in the game."
SOE said that declining player population numbers were the reason for the other games shutting down.
SOE said that Wizardry Online and Vanguard members will have their accounts upgraded to SOE's new All Access membership.
"Under this new All Access plan, you will be able to continue to enjoy membership benefits in [these games] until [they sunset], in addition to having top tier access in SOE's other membership games," explained the firm.