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Perpetual cans Gods & Heroes

Focusing on Star Trek Online.

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Perpetual Entertainment has stopped work on massively-multiplayer online game Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, and the project is now on "indefinite hold".

Confirmation of its demise came from developer boss Chris McKibbin, who wrote an open letter to fans on the official website - just weeks after announcing that the game had been temporarily delayed.

"The development team established some very lofty and ambitious goals when the initial work was started on Gods & Heroes," explained McKibbin. "Recently, we took a step back to evaluate the competitive landscape, the game's current state, and the overall goals for our organisation."

"And while we are truly proud of and pleased with what we have created in Gods & Heroes, we also realize that achieving the level of quality and polish that we are committed to will take a significant investment."

Perpetual will instead focus its resources on Star Trek Online, offering jobs to those made redundant by the recent move. It perhaps confirms observations that the traditional fantasy genre is too crowded and that a strong brand is the bread and butter of a successful MMORPG.

Star Trek Online is currently in the early stages of development, with open beta and retail release dates yet to be determined. Head over to the official website to catch up on developer logs and all sorts of concept art.

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