Originally launching on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in 2015, Dragon's Dogma Online is the multiplayer follow-up to Capcom's superb action role-playing game, Dragon's Dogma. However, despite some rumours that would persist over the next few years, the action MMO never left Japan. The general consensus is that it's a pretty good game, too, with some cool character classes and slick combat.
But after four years on the market, Capcom's shutting the title down. The company has confirmed that on the 5th December 2019, it'll be pulling the plug. Apparently, it's "become difficult to continue offering a satisfactory service". No doubt sad news for those who continue to enjoy the game, but at the same time, we can't imagine that it's been making Capcom much money.
If you want to give Dragon's Dogma Online a shot before it disappears forever, you can head over to the Japanese PlayStation Store and download it -- it's free-to-play. You'd best be quick, though, as Capcom will be pulling the title from said store next week, on the 11th July.
It's a bit of a shame to see Dragon's Dogma Online be killed off like this. For years we were hoping that Capcom would at least give the game a chance here in the West, but for whatever reason, the publisher never committed to the idea.
Look Capcom, if you really want to make it up to us, you can get cracking on Dragon's Dogma 2. Maybe that's why you're dropping Dragon's Dogma Online in the first place? Perhaps Dragon's Dogma 2 is set to be the definitive Dragon's Dogma multiplayer experience? Do we dare to dream? Give Capcom a shout in the comments section below.