MMORPG Elyon Closing Down After Just One Online Year

MMORPG Elyon Closing Down After Just One Online Year

Kakao Games is ending Elyon in North America and Europe after less than a year.

No new content or upgrades will be released to the MMO in the next months.

Elyon premiered in Korea in 2020, then in North America and Europe the following year.

Kakao Games produces Black Desert Online, PUBG, and Path of Exile.

Kakao Games produces Black Desert Online, PUBG, and Path of Exile.

Elyon's combo-based skill system resembles action games more than tab-targeting in WoW and FF14.

Recent high-profile MMORPG debuts have hurt Elyon's player retention.

Recent high-profile MMORPG debuts have hurt Elyon's player retention.

Kakao Games and Bluehole Studio are ending Elyon in North America and Europe owing to "unsustainable KPIs."

Low player retention and population decline have made Elyon too costly to run.

Low player retention and population decline have made Elyon too costly to run.