Endless Saga's saga ends

[UPDATE] Webzen confirms that next-gen PlayStation 3 and PC fantasy-based MMORPG is canceled; publisher won't ignore PS3, planning future PS3 titles.

While some fantasy freaks will argue that campy 1984 film The Neverending Story was blatant false advertising, the same can not be said for Webzen's Endless Saga. The game doesn't have an end--but unfortunately for fans, it's because it doesn't even have a beginning.

Webzen today confirmed to GameSpot that the PlayStation 3 and PC project has been canceled. The fantasy-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game was scheduled to hit stores sometime in 2007.

[UPDATE] A representative from Webzen phoned GameSpot to explain why the prioject was cancelled. "[Endless Saga] was under project review, and the board of directors decided [the game] wasn't as innovative as some of the other projects [Webzen] is working on," said the rep.

Endless Saga was being targeted for the Japanese audience, but its resources have now been allocated to more globally focused projects, like APB for the XBox 360 and Huxley for the Xbox 360 and PC.

Endless Saga was lined up to be one of the PS3's first MMOGs, but its absence leaves the genre fairly sparse on the console. PS3 MMOGs currently in the works are a DC Comics-based game, an untitled Square Enix project, and the ambitious X Quest, from former Halo creator Alex Seropian.

The rep was also clear that Webzen is not ignoring the PlayStation 3, and said the company is currently in discussions with Sony, though nothing has yet been announced.

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elohimfetus
elohimfetus

plenty of other things to keep me busy until Webzen gets another MMO going on the PS3. What they need to do is break MS/PC exclusivity on Huxley and APB an make a PS3 version. Then make all platforms should play in the same online universe. They would make an butt load of money.

Dankmastr
Dankmastr

OMG is right!!! Another dam game gone the way of TFLO. Its criminal to show these beautiful piuctures and shots then just CANCEL after the tease. Thanks alot Sony and Webzen!!! Geez how many more are going to end up like a TFLO!?!?!?!?!?!?

Shingo
Shingo

That sucks , but I don't really care

spidey008
spidey008

I've never heard of this game.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

More bad news for the PS3!!:D

lageasy311
lageasy311

Hervard Yet another blow for the PlayStation 3. ummmm how is this a blow.......I would hardly consider this game a cash camel for Sony. I love how when one thing goes wrong with Sony everobody has to see it as the Apocalypse for this company. Nobody see's that the x-box is last gen but is STILL being sold at a loss which in a word is pathetic.

yugimasa9999
yugimasa9999

READ this !!! It "COULD" be BOGUS !!! TOKYO – July 24, 2006 – WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN), a leading global online entertainment developer, publisher and operator, today announced the company has started development of Endless Saga, a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the PlayStation3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. WEBZEN unveiled a first look at the colorful new MMORPG at the Annual PlayStation Meeting hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ). Produced by WEBZEN's D-Studio, Endless Saga is cancelled for release in 2007 for both PS3 Online and PC Online. - - - No HARM was meant for this message. It's supposed to be a "JOKER MESSAGE"

yugimasa9999
yugimasa9999

It doesn't REALLY SUCK...they are having "FUTURE PLANS" for an "OTHER" game !!!

Writeous
Writeous

this is a major disappointment..

bacomonk
bacomonk

Ugh.. it looked promising. Loved the art style.

GoddBless
GoddBless

Hopefully Huxley will be even better now. I didn't even know they were still working on APB can't wait to hear some news on how that's coming along.

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Too bad, looked promising. :(

hemakm3
hemakm3

Too bad, I was looking forward to this one.

relset
relset

by the way I don`t like mmorpg`s !!

reallaughingman
reallaughingman

if u think it ends you are wrong, I say it doesnt and in my world it doesnt, so there, edless saga doesnt end and your wrong. Lalalal i like my fantasy world.

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

yeah well even though its terrible that its done. maybe this will give them a chance to create more ideas.

thekey
thekey

It ended......... Oh well.

Hervard
Hervard

Yet another blow for the PlayStation 3.

KingX
KingX

how sad.. and terrible.. why can something that could have been so good? =(

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

this sucks - one of the ps3 exclusives (console) i wanted.

Fiku42
Fiku42

Hmm looked like a intreting game but I dont really care cause Im not intrested in getting a mmorpg for the ps3 or any other gaming system anyway so o well.....

damagooon
damagooon

that tittle is hard to read >.

insinuendo
insinuendo

Never like to hear about a game getting cancelled. That is a real shame.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Saw this coming. Endless Saga was announced on July 22nd 2005. Tomorrow that will be one year ago. And since that July 22nd there had been no news on Endless Saga. But this isn't the end of the world. There will be plenty of MMOs to play.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Wow! The endless saga.....ended? Wasn't exactly endless then was it? All joking aside. That really sucks. Still one less reason to even look at a PS3. I guess I will stick with WoW and my pc.

juvinwo1
juvinwo1

BIG LOSS FOR PS3 AND SONY.

gameloverx
gameloverx

well webzen tried to keep this game running in development

unreal_master
unreal_master

so i guess consule systems will never get a cool mmo that we dont have to pay monthly fees =*(

kawakev
kawakev

runstalker, Guild Wars is what you're talking about, AreaNet innovated like crazy.

Xanog1
Xanog1

Seemed like it could have been good, but the lack of information about the title doesn't make this cancellation that sad.

StillWingless
StillWingless

that's kinda sad... i guess that if wasn't going to be that good though, cancellation is the best option. it looked gorgeous, however. i clipped promo art from a magazine and pinned it to my wall.

GreenHornet00
GreenHornet00

if this means that Huxley is going to be better (with the additional resources allocated to it), then is is great news for the 360. Go Huxley!

Disinfo
Disinfo

Well, better to cancel this and focus on a more unique property for the overly crowded MMO market.

rocklegacy2
rocklegacy2

That's dissapointing. I was looking forward to this game. :(

KannonMAK
KannonMAK

I wonder what the real reasons are for canceling this project then highlighting the fact that they have two 360 games in the works.

-Aegis-
-Aegis-

Aww, I've been kinda looking forward to this since it was announced last year.

budlongmv
budlongmv

Too bad, I liked the art style. It could have been a good game. Oh well.

lordxymor
lordxymor

It's best they cancel it, them just drop another standard Wow-clone MMO. Now they can put resources in developing a brand new revolutionary game.

runstalker
runstalker

You know, they could do more cool things with action combat and environment interaction if they started programming these MMO games exclusively with broadband netcode in mind. As it stands, they're still coddling to dial-up users so the level of complexity between client and server is mired in the stone age. Once we get past these silly hurdles (just advertise it as a system :"Broadband 128k required") and we see large scale shared experiences, I think MMOs will become more respected again. - imagine hundreds of online players experiencing the same Ageia effects instead of random client side fluff physics like we see now? Stuff like that. Shared immersion, you might call it.

Plays_4_Pants
Plays_4_Pants

Runstalker says - "Looks like it was just another grind fest. Pretty as heck, but scratch off that coating and you enter a land of stat-grind, repetition, and FedEx questing. Having played them all and feeling rather burnt out on the whole thing, I gravely suggest a huge overhaul for the entire MMO genre. Someone, please, innovate." Well it looks like WoW is doing great by doing exactly that. ya never know when you make these horrible games whether its going to make a zillion or be a company-killer.