Jade Dynasty & Swordsman Are Both Shutting Down on June 5, 2018

Earlier this week Arc Games announced that two of their Chinese-developed MMORPGs would be shutting down. Jade Dynasty and Swordsman are the two causalities, players will be refunded with Arc credit for any purchases they made since February 1st. Cash shop currency is no longer available for sale in either game, but the servers will remain open until June 5. That leaves about one month for players to say their final goodbyes.

Jade Dynasty was one of the first MMORPGs PWI brought to the West, long before the launch of their Arc Launcher and rebranding. The game enjoyed a 9 year run, 5 years longer than Swordsman.

Both games received an identical shut down announcement which somewhat detracts from the sincerity that community member 'Jason' was trying to convey with his final statement to the respective communities. We've provided both statements below, original spelling errors and all.

Swordsman Announcement:

Hello Swordsman Community,

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the shutdown of all Swordsman (SWM) servers on June 5th, 2018. On that day, your SWM character will no longer be accessible.

This was a very difficult decision to make, but we are grateful for everything that you have put into the game and all the wonderful communitites that have come from SWM. We no longer feel there is room for SWM to grow, but the developemnt teams are moving on to bigger and better things! As amends to our most dedicated fans, we are making sure to offer refunds for the last few months.

Effective today, the ability to purchase Gold for SWM will no longer be available. All SWM Gold purchases from Februrary 1st, 2018 through May 1st, 2018 will be converted into Arc credit and allocated to your account. These credits can be used in any of the other PWE games. Arc Points used towards SWM between this same time period will also be refunded to your Arc point balance before the end of the month.

Thank you for your loyalty to Swordsman over the last four years.

Jade Dynasty Statement:

Hello Jade Dynasty Community,

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the shutdown of all Jade Dynasty (JD) servers on June 5th, 2018. On that day, your JD character will no longer be accessible.

This was a very difficult decision to make, but we are grateful for everything that you have put into the game and all the wonderful communitites that have come from JD. We no longer feel there is room for JD to grow, but the developemnt teams are moving on to bigger and better things! As amends to our most dedicated fans, we are making sure to offer refunds for the last few months.

Effective today, the ability to purchase Jaden for JD will no longer be available. All JD Jaden purchases from Februrary 1st, 2018 through May 1st, 2018 will be converted into Arc credit and allocated to your account. These credits can be used in any of the other PWE games. Arc Points used towards JD between this same time period will also be refunded to your Arc point balance before the end of the month.

Thank you for your loyalty to Jade Dynasty over the last nine years.

As previously announced, Arc Games is also sunsetting Gigantic on July 31. The remaining first-party MMORPGs on the platform include Perfect World, Forsaken World, Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and Neverwinter. Arc Games also hosts several third-party MMORPGs and retail single player games.

Further Reading: Jade Dynasty Official Announcement, Swordsman Official Announcement