Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes

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Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes
Wrath of Heroes logo.png
Developer(s) BioWare Mythic
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Warhammer Fantasy
Engine Gamebryo engine
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) Canceled
Genre(s) MOBA[1]
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes was a multiplayer online battle arena[1] being developed by BioWare Mythic and supposed to be published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows until it was canceled. The game was a spin-off based on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and was a Play4Free title, Electronic Arts' free-to-play model.[2][3][4]

The game did not progress beyond beta and was shut down on March 29, 2013 effectively canceling it.[5]

Development and release[edit]

Wrath of Heroes was first announced on August 16, 2011 by BioWare at the Gamescom 2011.[6] BioWare also presented a brief demo of Wrath of Heroes at Gamescom. The game was also presented on August 28 at the PAX Prime 2011.[7]

On April 10, 2012, Wrath of Heroes entered open beta.[8][9]

On February 28, 2013, EA announced the open beta would be shut down and the project canceled; this occurred as announced on March 29, 2013. The FAQ on EA's website regarding Wrath of Heroes states "Mythic as a studio is undergoing a paradigm shift as we shift our focus to mobile. As part of this pivot, we had to make a few changes and reallocate resources to support this new direction. As such, we took a long look at Wrath of Heroes and despite its strong IP, gameplay, and community support; we decided not to continue the service past its Beta and instead concentrate those resources on our new endeavors."[10]

The assumption however is the game was not making enough money for EA to justify launching from beta.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sorted by Electronic Arts under the "MOBA" genre in the Play4Free page". Electronic Arts. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes - PC". G4 TV. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Onyett, Charles (August 18, 2011). "Gamescom: Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Impressions". IGN. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Fletcher, JC (August 16, 2011). "Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes is EA's next 'Play4Free' game (update: trailer)". Joystiq. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  5. ^ http://wrathofheroes.warhammeronline.com/news/240
  6. ^ Sharkey, Mike (August 16, 2011). "Gamescom 2011: BioWare Announces Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes". GameSpy. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Zivalich, Nikole (August 30, 2011). "Warhammer Online: Wrath Of Heroes Panel Video -- PAX Prime 2011". G4 TV. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Conditt, Jessica (April 10, 2012). "Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes is open for business... er, beta". Joystiq. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Haas, Pete (April 10, 2012). "Warhammer Online: Wrath Of Heroes Open Beta Begins". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  10. ^ FAQ, EA (March 30, 2013). "Why is Wrath of Heroes being shut down? ". EA. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  11. ^ O'Connor, Alice (March 1, 2013). "Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes shutting down". Shacknews. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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