En bref. La déclinaison de Total War en jeu de stratégie en ligne free to play faisant s’opposer de nombreux joueurs à la tête de petites armées historiques, jeu développé en partenariat avec Wargaming (World of Tanks), va fermer ses portes en février prochain. Le concept de batailles en équipes à 10 contre 10 dans des parties très courtes n’a semble-t-il pas convaincu. D’autant plus quand il fallait enchaîner de nombreuses batailles chaotiques pour développer son “général” et ses trois unités.
Pour remercier les joueurs ayant participé à l’expérience, Creative Assembly offre aux joueurs d’Arena une modeste mais néanmoins sympathique compensation, à savoir un jeu parmi les quatre suivants :
- Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition
- Hannibal at the Gates (Total War: ROME II DLC)
- Age of Charlemagne (Total War: ATTILA DLC)
- Grim and the Grave (Total War: WARHAMMER DLC)
ARENA is ceasing live service February 2019
It is my unfortunate responsibility to inform you that Total War: ARENA will cease live operations in February 2019.
ARENA has been on a long journey, and we are thankful to everyone who joined us. We have learned so much during the development of ARENA and we have grown incredibly close with the community and involved you deeply into our development process. It has been an absolute privilege to work with you all on this project, but unfortunately the results of ARENA Open Beta Test did not meet all our expectations.
I would like to take a moment to thank the ARENA Team, who have poured their heart and soul into this game’s development and are just as disappointed by this as you.
For those of you wondering about the team, they will all continue working on Total War, sharing their experience and learnings from ARENA. ARENA’s technological advancements will continue to be part of Total War development going forward.
To you, the players and community, I have been inspired by your passion, your commitment and your continued valuable insight. Your input and encouragement have been instrumental to the game’s development. I cannot emphasize enough how much we have enjoyed working and playing with you all, and I know that we will greatly miss speaking with you online, debating your feedback, and fighting alongside you on the battlefield.
As a thank you for playing ARENA the team of Creative Assembly is offering a free piece of Total War content to all players of ARENA on the Wargaming Game Center. You can choose one of these 4 pieces of Total War content:
Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition
Hannibal at the Gates (Total War: ROME II DLC)
Age of Charlemagne (Total War: ATTILA DLC)
Grim and the Grave (Total War: WARHAMMER DLC)
To claim this offer, please look at the in-game news (live now) or check out the FAQ below.
Additionally, Wargaming asked us to share this message to all players:
“Alongside this, Wargaming invites the players to continue or try out World of Tanks, World of Warships, or World of Warplanes and is offering a gift: 30 days of Premium Account time common for all three games provided you played 100 or more battles in Total War: ARENA during the Open Beta (launched on February 22, 2018). To receive your Premium time, you need to log in any of the “World of…” trilogy PC games.
If you’ve spent money in Premium Shop during the Closed Beta or the Open Beta, or bought a starter pack before the Closed Beta started, and have unspent Gold and/or Premium time on your account as of November 22, 2018, you are entitled to receive the equivalent amount of your remaining Gold and Premium time in World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, or World of Warships (at a 1:1 exchange rate). In addition, all TWA Premium Shop purchases made from August 22, 2018 to November 22, 2018 will be fully reimbursed to you in equivalent amounts of World of Tanks and World of Warplanes Gold, or World of Warships Doubloons. To choose in which game you want to receive the gifts visit this page.
Please take note:
After you receive Gold and Premium time in another Wargaming title of your choice, the remaining amounts will still be available to you in Total War: ARENA, and you’ll be able to make good use of them until the game servers shut down;
You may choose a game to receive your gift in until December 22, 2018. If you don’t make your choice before then, your Gold and Premium time shall appear in the title where you’ve played the most battles. If you haven’t yet played any of the “World of…” trilogy games, your Gold and Premium time shall appear in World of Tanks;
Premium time starts ticking immediately after it’s remitted to a “World of…” title if you played it before; if you haven’t, your Premium time will begin the day you first launch the game;
Your Gold and Premium time will appear in the title of your choice within a day after you take your decision.”
Real-money purchasing and registration of new accounts will be disabled immediately following this announcement, though the existing players will be able to play and spend the Gold they already have. The Total War: ARENA servers will shut down completely at 10:00 GMT on February 22, 2019. Today’s patch, the final one we’ll be deploying, has introduced contingencies to ensure that you will continue to find matches, even in the event of low player population. Please see the FAQ for more details, and we’ll be active in the comments too to answer your questions.
I look forward to all of you sharing your memories of the epic battles we’ve had together over the last few years.
Thank you for everything.
Creative Assembly Developer Communications