“We here at Mythic have built an amazing relationship working with Games Workshop creating and running Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning over the last 8 years,” write the developer in their shutdown notice. “Unfortunately, as with all licensing deals they do eventually come to end”
The servers will be shutdown “on December 18th, 2013 we will no longer be operating Warhammer Online. As such we will no longer be selling 3 month game time codes or have the ability to auto renew your accounts for 3 months as of September 18th, 2013.”
Carrie Gouskos writes about her experiences as producer for Warhammer Online, saying “It has been a tremendous honor to work with Games Workshop and even though we may be parting ways, our relationship with them remains strong. And now, hopefully, because this may be the last thing I ever write about Warhammer, I’ll be allowed to acknowledge the existence of Chaos Dwarves. Or maybe not.
“We look forward to seeing you on the battlefield… at least until the war is over… and once again, we thank you humbly for five amazing years.”