Gravity Ends Development On Ragnarok Online 2
The forum post made it clear that while development would cease, the game is not closing down. Players will be able to continue enjoying the game, but with no further events or updates. The cash shop will also remain open, meaning the studio currently has no plans to shut the game down.
Since May 1st, 2013 we have explored Ragnarok Online 2 together. In that time, it has gone through many evolutions. It would not be what it is today had it not been for the community and the team who has worked hard every day to make it the best that it can.
Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that we must announce that Ragnarok Online 2 will not be receiving any further support. Ragnarok Online 2 has struggled as of late, but in the last few years it was thankfully given new life thanks to outside funding. However, despite all the hard work, Ragnarok Online 2 did not meet expectations. This has regretfully resulted in the removal of the development team assigned to Ragnarok Online 2.
Since we know so many still enjoy Ragnarok Online 2, the game will remain open, but without a development team it will remain as it is and will not be receiving any further development, for updates or events. We want to thank everyone who has worked on Ragnarok Online 2 since the servers went live.
Responding to a series of questions posted on the forums, a staff member left this response:
I am just going to be popping in and helping to answer some questions that have been posted here.
- At this time, we do not expect there to be further in game events.
- The kafra shop will remain open as is.
- Further development for RO2 is being discontinued, including any updates that were previously being worked on.
- Warpportal will still be handling player reports via the ticket system. There will still be GMs monitoring and responding to player tickets, and removing players who are cheating from the game.
While this news isn't as dire as the one regarding Rose Online, it seems clear that WarpPortal has started to clean house by moving resources away from older game that can no longer carry their weight. WarpPortal published Dragon Saga and Requiem could also be in danger.
Further Reading: Official Forum Post