For many years, Near Death Studios owned the rights for one of the oldest MMORPGs still running, Meridian 59. Today, Psychochild announced in his blog that Near Death Studios is shutting down and the MMO won't be a commercial concern for his studio anymore. Players don't need to worry though, Meridian 59 will continue running.

In the rest of his letter, Psychochild shows some regrets towards Meridian 59, especially saying that "M59 never really grew". The upgrade to a 3D hardware accelerated renderer was "drowned in the flood of WoW excitement. On top of that, WoW cannibalized our subscribers (like it did for many other games), so we had even less income to deal with."

There are more things to know about the last years of Near Death Studios, so read on.