Posted by Joe Morgan on Jan 4, 2013

Age of Empires Online “no longer cost-effective” to develop

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In a recent post on the Age of Empires Online‘s (AOEO) blog, it was revealed that the game will now be entering its “support phase.”   What does this mean for you and the other players around the world?

According to poster AOEO Trajan, the game’s development entering this phase means “there will be no new content created for AOEO.”  According to Trajan, there is still some content being worked on that will still make its way to the public within the next few weeks.

But why, you may ask, are they going to stop creating content?  The answer comes down to money, according to Trajan:

Why no more content? Because creating top-tier content, as we have been for the last year and a half, is very expensive—too expensive to maintain for long, as it turns out. We can no longer afford to keep creating it. AOEO already has a very large amount of high-quality, hand-crafted entertainment, and adding more is no longer cost-effective.

While this may spell the end of new content for AOEO, you can rest assured the game will still continue as-is.  There will just not be any new content moving forward.

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