Earlier today, GameSpot received confirmation from publisher Ubisoft that Uru Live, the online component of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst for the PC, has been canceled. The online portion of the game would have allowed players to explore the game's various areas, known as "ages," together, as well as to build virtual neighborhoods. The publisher explained that this decision was made not as the result of any technical difficulties, but rather that there were not enough projected subscribers to support the online service.
Ubisoft and Cyan will continue to support Uru, and intend to release an additional free age for download in the coming weeks to add to the original single-player adventure game. This content for this additional age will come from the now-defunct online component of the game, and other content from Uru Live will be used to develop an all-new single-player expansion pack for Uru, which Ubisoft and Cyan hope to release by the end of the year.
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is the latest game in the Myst adventure game series, and was released last year. For more information on Uru, consult our previous coverage, including a full review of the game.