Climax Development Limited and Games Workshop have decided to cancel the development of Warhammer Online, citing cost of development as one of the main reasons.


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In the announcement on the Warhammer Online website, Robin Dews said "It is with a great deal of sadness that I have to inform the community that we have decided to discontinue the development of Warhammer Online and will be closing down this website with immediate effect."

The decision was made "following a full review of the progress of the game, costs to date and future costs of the project. As a result both Games Workshop and Climax Development Limited, the computer games developer, have agreed to terminate the development project."


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Warhammer Online has been in development for a considerable amount of time, and we first looked at it on GamesPaper over two years ago. It's likely to come as a huge blow to fans of Warhammer, which are thought to number hundreds of thousands around the world, but seemingly not enough to justify the ongoing costs which the game will have racked up by the time it's ready for release.

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