En Mass Entertainment, the team that brought Tera to US shores, is set to shut down its servers for good soon.
According to a post over on En Masse social media, after 11 years in the industry, the gaming company is set to wind down its operations. These operations don’t just include Tera. Alongside the action combat MMORPG, En Masse also publishes Closers, a side scroll 2.5D anime-styled action MMO that was a bunch of fun. More recently the team was also involved in bringing Dark Crystal tie in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics to PC and console players, with a Strange Things 3 TV tie in also on the books.
We do not have the full details on why En Masse are shutting up shop, and we’re going to try to find out, hopefully. What we do have is the update from the team at En Masse below, taken from the En Masse Facebook page.
En Masse Entertainment began more than 11 years ago. We started out as a small team, committed to making the highest quality games that we could. Along the way we built a world-class community, who showed nothing but love for the content and worlds that we created. Because of that support we were able to continue to build games that we are proud of with the best people in the industry.
Today, it is with a heavy heart that we begin the process of discontinuing the business of En Masse Entertainment. Our focus in the coming weeks and months will be on our team, helping them to find new opportunities, and on our games, to ensure a seamless transition for you.
If you are in the industry and are looking for the best talent, please email Eme.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you that are interested in Tera or Closers, there will be news in the coming weeks. Rest assured, support for those titles will continue.
Your Friends at EME
The recent history of En Masse does not suggest the closure is related to finance. The estimated revenue of En Masse over the last couple of quarter has been above 20 Million, which seems consistent with its numbers over the last couple of years. Indeed, Tera even launched a 64-bit upgrade lately, in a sign of things to come. If we had to be, this seems like a corporate move on behalf of Korea’s Krafton. For now, we do expect the game portfolio to continue in some form, but we’re not quite sure yet. When we know more about why En Masse Entertainment is shutting down, we will update you all.