Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Summary
Vanguard isn't a bad game, but it doesn't really bring anything new to the table of the MMO industry.
Sony Online has announced the closure of four MMO properties as they each saw numbers dwindle so low they feel they couldn't justify keeping the doors open. "No more kids games," declares John Smedley.
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes had been performing poorly "a long time", admits Smedley. Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures closed down first at the end of March.
Sony Online Entertainment has revealed the massively multiplayer titles they plan to highlight at E3 2012. Some of them are older MMOs which are receiving new updates, while others are new games that will be released this year.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that yet another of their MMOs will be converting to a free-to-play model. The latest MMO to switch is 2007's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.
The MMO, which positioned itself as being for the "hardcore" gamer, originally launched with a host of bugs and negative reviews, with a paltry 242K sales. The game struggled over the next three years as the developer, Sigil Games, dealt with fixing the issues with the game, and at its lowest point, it ran on just two servers, one American, the other European.
Sony has announced the debut of a new convention devoted to Sony Online Entertainment MMOs, SOE Live. The convention will be located in Las Vegas, NV from the 18th through 21st October this year. The convention will take place at the Bally's Casino. The games that will be showcased at the convention include DC Universe Online, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Free Realms, Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The convention will also debut PlanetSide 2.