EA takes control of Warhammer
Electronic Arts have announced that BioWare Mythic has assumed the publishing, operating and subscription service rights for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning in Europe.
BioWare Mythic assumes the rights from GOA, a division of France Telecom. Launched in North America, Europe and Oceania in September of 2008 and in Russia in February of 2009.
“We thank GOA for the tremendous job they did launching WAR in Europe and serving this dynamic community for the past two years,” said Eugene Evans, General Manager of BioWare Mythic. “Today, we’re excited to have the opportunity for BioWare Mythic to directly care for WAR players throughout Europe. We are committed to providing the highest possible level of service and maintaining the glory of epic Realm vs. Realm battles for all European players.”
Building upon the successful transition of Dark Age of Camelot from GOA in February 2010, BioWare Mythic assumes responsibility for WAR in Europe immediately. Once the transition begins, access to European servers for WAR will be suspended for 48 to 72 hours as new servers are brought online. The full game will then be accessible and to celebrate all current and former European subscribers will receive 14 days of free gameplay. Standard billing rates will resume after this free game play period.
All characters and account information will be migrated to BioWare Mythic servers and be available to present and past players. In addition, new players will be able to create a free endless trial account. For more information on the transition and payment methods, please visit www.warhammeronline.com/international/.