File hosting site Fileplanet has been closed

Posted By | On 04th, May. 2012

It has been revealed that Fileplanet, the file hosting site that has been in business for almost 13 years now, has been closed by IGN.

Users reported a banner on top of the website which read: “Note: FilePlanet is no longer being updated and is in the process of being archived.”

So what does this mean to gamers? Nothing, really. Fileplanet is almost irrelevant at this point and there are better hosting sites out there, but the funny thing is the most fond memories that anyone would have of this site — is undoubtedly ‘waiting in a queue’.

Thanks for making that business model big, Fileplanet. Uh, not really.

“We have decided to archive FilePlanet and will eventually stop operating the site,” IGN publisher Peer Schneider commented to Game Front.

“A lot of things have changed over the last decade. A standalone site for downloads of videos, demos, or patches made perfect sense back then, but content delivery is much more integrated now.

“We believe that the idea of a single-purpose PC download site like FilePlanet is one that, unfortunately, has passed. We decided to deemphasize the site last year and double down on other opportunities,” he added.

“We’ll of course continue to run our beta program and game giveaways through IGN and GameSpy – and we’re thinking of ways to continue to help support the modding communities as well.”

IGN had bought the site in 2004, and it hasn’t been the same since then. If you are worried that you may lose your files, fret not! As everything will be available, you just won’t be able to upload any new ones, obviously.

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