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Mutable Realms cancels Wish MMORPG title

Florida-based game developer Mutable Realms has announced that its ambitious massively multiplayer RPG project, Wish, has been cancelled - with the title's beta test shutting down effective immediately.

The game claimed to be the first "Ultra Massive" online RPG, offering support for over 10,000 simultaneous players in a single world rather than dividing up into individual servers and zones as most other games do.

However, in a brief announcement on the game's website today, the company said that the project has been cancelled. No reason was given for the decision, which the firm says was made "after careful consideration of all the facts and analysing all the data which we have gathered from the Wish Beta 2.0 test so far."

"We enjoyed working together with our fans very much, and we are very sorry about this development," the statement continued. "We wish you the best of luck in the future, and hope that you continue to enjoy online gaming, even with Mutable Realms and Wish not being available anymore."

Wish is the latest casualty in a series of high profile project cancellations in the MMORPG space in the past year, which has seen several major titles from publishers including Microsoft and Codemasters being shut down while other massively multiplayer titles have underperformed commercially.

"We also wish the best luck to our competitors," Mutable Realms' statement yesterday concluded, "and hope that they will not suffer the same fate as us."

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