Dragon Empires development ceased due to technical issues
Codemasters has taken the decision to cancel further development of Dragon Empires, the company’s massively multiplayer online role playing project.
Dragon Empires received incredible support from its online community and won acclaim from PC and online media while in development. However, technical issues have resulted in the project’s discontinuation.
Many of the game’s development team, including programmers and artists, are being transferred to Codemasters internal development studios to work on current and future titles.
The decision to close Dragon Empires development does not impact on Codemasters long-term ambitions in the massively multiplayer online gaming market and the company remains very active in evaluating future opportunities.
I was a beta tester in phase 0.5 and I must say – I’m not shocked here. The scenery at times could be nice, but they had not implemented any combat or any mobs to fight. Just scenery. I was expecting beta 1.0 to get started soon and was hoping to try out more features, but no more.