While Daybreak Games focuses on slowly bringing the PlanetSide successor, PlanetSide 2, to the Xbox One, the company will be cutting back on where their resources are funneled. Two of these cutbacks will be hitting Legends of Norrath and the original PlanetSide.
PlanetSide's servers have been active since 2003 and Norrath's servers opened up in 2007, but next month both games will see an end in support. In July, Daybreak will be shutting down the servers for both games.
Here's the official announcement for PlanetSide, from the forums:
“On July 1st, at 4:00 PM PT, we will be closing the PlanetSide 1 server. PlanetSide 1 has a very important history with Daybreak Games and a special place in the hearts of those who work on its successor. While we have run the game for free since 2014, due to evolving business needs and technical requirements it has become necessary to conclude this service.”
And here is the Norrath announcement, again from forums:
“Legends of Norrath has not had an active development team for quite some time and in the best interest of our company and players, we have made the difficult decision to close the servers on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time.
Purchasing Legends of Norrath booster packs and the monthly All Access Membership claim of Legends of Norrath booster packs will no longer be available after Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10AM Pacific Time.”
If either of these games grabbed your attention at some point, it might be nice to log in and say good bye before they are gone forever.