Landmark Sunsetting February 21, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Commentary

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From the official Landmark website:

To the Landmark community,

With heavy hearts, we are writing today to inform you that after much review, we have decided to close Landmark game servers on February 21, 2017.

Since Landmark first entered Alpha, we have been impressed by the creative talents in this community. You pushed the boundaries of what Landmark could do, and we are grateful for the time and energy you shared through your creations in this game.    

While there is still time to enjoy Lumeria and the many worlds you’ve built within Landmark, we wanted to let you know what you will be seeing happen between now and February. Beginning today, Player Studio items will no longer be available for listing or for purchase in the Landmark Marketplace. Landmark will also no longer be available for purchase. All items in the Marketplace with a Daybreak Cash price will have their price reduced to 1 DBC.

The game servers, as well as the accompanying forums and social media channels, will be closed at 4:00PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

We want to thank each and every one of you for your creative contributions to Landmark. 

Daybreak Game Company

Landmark Sunset FAQ:

 

Is Landmark being shut down?

Yes. Daybreak Game Company (DGC) is scheduled to sunset Landmark on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:00PM Pacific Time.

What happens to all the code/data from Landmark? Can someone open an emulator server for Landmark?

Daybreak Game Company will retain all of the code and data from Landmark. Daybreak Game Company will not license or authorize the operation of a Landmark emulator or a fan-operated Landmark server.

Will the Landmark website and/or forums be available after the service shuts down?

All Websites and forums associated with Landmark will be removed after the service shuts down.

What happens to the Daybreak Cash I have purchased?

Your Daybreak Cash resides in a general wallet which is shared across most Daybreak Games available on PC. You can continue to use your Daybreak Cash to purchase items in other Daybreak games.

I have a further concern and want to contact Customer Service. How do I do that?

We want to help address any further concerns. If there are some specific issues that isn’t covered here, please follow these instructions to file a ticket with our Customer Service team.

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Comments (13)

  • Greyhawk4x4

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    Anyone taking bets on how long before Daybreak folds completely ??

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    • Miragian

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      I’d take that bet :) That they won’t.

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  • Finora

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    Not the least bit surprised to hear about the closing of Landmark. While it had it’s fans, it lacked even the population of FreeRealms.

    I’m actually surprised it survived the demise of EQNext by this much.

    Someone suggested it on the Landmark forums, and I agree. Daybreak could at least cash in on a little more money if they could release some of their old sunsetted games in a single player version.

    Of course that would require spending money on changing something built with MMO in mind and would likely be complex enough to not be worth it, but I know I’d pay for single player versions of some of their old stuff.

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  • Uberfuzzy

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    @greyhawk, 18months after they sunset eq1

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  • Miragian

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    Given that Daybreak just got two other games (AD&D Online and something else if I remember right) I don’t expect they are closing any time soon. Just dumping stuff that doesn’t make money.

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    • Ruatta

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      the other game was Lord of the Rings Online…

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  • EQ3orGoAway

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    This is another example of how they have no clue of how to promote their own products. They had thousands of potential customers in their various games and just ignored them.

    What I wouldn’t give to have a sit down with the current CEO of DBG…

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  • Eschia

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    I wonder if they plan to give us all our money back since this game never officially launched and we paid for it.

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    • Eschia

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      I went ahead and submitted a refund request. I’ll see where that goes. Rather they honor it or not, I’ll try to respond here with results.

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    • Feldon

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      It launched. You got 6 months worth.

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      • Eschia

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        Well that really sucks. I didn’t even know it launched. I thought it was still in testing. Its a shame they didn’t go the same route as other build/survival games and make single player with self hosted multiplayer servers. Well theres still Planet Explorers, Wurm Unlimited, Minecraft, and several other clones of it.

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    • Miragian

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      Pretty sure that money is long gone and never going to be seen again.

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  • Einelinea

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    I am not surprised in the least — what suprises me is that it lasted this long
    Smedley’s new game Hero’s Song has folded too — not a good year for anyone

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