Landmark Is Shutting Down
Daybreak Game Company (formerly SOE) has announced that Landmark will be shutting down on February 21, 2017. The sandbox MMO has had a troubled history since hitting early access way back in 2014. The game was originally pitched as a complimentary title to Everquest Next where players could construct buildings and other assets for the main game. When EQ Next was canned, Daybreak decided to milk loyal fans for a few more shekels by continuing to sell founders packs for the now clearly abandoned project.
Landmark's playerbase was almost nonexistent by the time the notice of closure was made. Steamcharts shows an average of below 10 players connecting via Steam at any given time. Despite shutting the game down within months of its official release (June 2016), Daybreak has no interest in sharing the source code with the community:
What happens to all the code/data from Landmark? Can someone open an emulator server for Landmark?
Daybreak Game Company will retain all of the code and data from Landmark. Daybreak Game Company will not license or authorize the operation of a Landmark emulator or a fan-operated Landmark server.
It also seems refunds are out of the question:
What happens to the Daybreak Cash I have purchased?
Your Daybreak Cash resides in a general wallet which is shared across most Daybreak Games available on PC. You can continue to use your Daybreak Cash to purchase items in other Daybreak games.
Those concerned can read the full notice which includes contact information for those with additional questions. Daybreak is scheduled to take over publishing rights for The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online from Turbine later in 2017.