Directly from the Hellgate London website:
For questions regarding the shut down or additional information about Hellgate: London, please visit the game’s official website at www.hellgatelondon.com.
Santa Clara, Calif., (October 24, 2008) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that they will continue to support customers of PC game Hellgate™: London with online server support and play through January 31, 2009 despite the closure of Flagship Studios. In a further gesture of support, Namco Bandai Games will provide this server support free of charge to all fans and players of the game up until the shut down date.
NAMCO BANDAI Games appreciate the enthusiasm of all the Hellgate: London players and looks forward to providing them with future entertainment products.
P.S. All the sub features and everything are open to everyone till servers go down.
Well it was fun while it lasted.
Good luck to the various people who worked on the game with whatever they do next, thanks to Tiggs and the other ex-Ping0 people who stuck around until the end and thanks to all the fans who made this site a joy to be a part of.
Now onto Diablo 3!!!
Tiggs, who is now sporting a Namco logo posted this today regarding the status of the Hellgate: London Test Center:
At this time we have decided to keep Test Center out of service and encourage all players to return to our “Live” servers. We will ensure that Publish 2.0 is kept safe should Test Center return to service in the future.
Thank you for all your testing and bug reporting.
Read what you will into it, but it may not do much to help the game’s dwindling population. With that said, it’s very reassuring to see Tiggs and many other Ping-0 community managers sporting a new Namco logo. The Namco logo is however noticeably absent from the profile of Flagship’s community manager, Scapes.