Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma series has been an interesting property to observe. However, Dragon’s Dogma Online, a free to play version of the franchise that was announced in 2015, has been the most interesting. It never came to the West and it’s time in Japan is seemingly up. According to Capcom, services for Dragon’s Dogma Online will be shutting down on December 5th.
The company has tried to continue running the game but has faced difficulties in providing the best service. Downloading the client and purchasing content won’t be possible past July 11th. Current players can still login and enjoy the title until it shuts down in December.
Dragon’s Dogma Online was first announced in January 2015 for PS4, PS3 and PC. It hit one million downloads within the first 10 days of launch but Capcom stated from the outset that it would never release the game in the West. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen faced a revival of sorts when it released for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch over the years. Hopefully, with director Hideaki Itsuno expressing interest in making a sequel, Dragon’s Dogma will continue.