Well, that’s that. I really have nothing more to add that I haven’t already said in the last few days. I’m not especially surprised, and I’m not especially sad… As far as I was concerned, the Uru and community I knew had died when Ubisoft pulled the plug. (Just as the Uru the Choru testers knew died when it was completely restructured.) But… That’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about this little gem of a post I found on a thread that Tay linked me:
… We know there are a number of people on GameTap who came because of Uru, we hope you’ll stay. We have a number of other Cyan titles on the service and worked with Cyan to make RealMyst available again. Continuing with us gives you access to nearly a thousand games and does helps us continue to work with developers like Cyan. That said, please contact customer service with any questions you may have about your current subscription.
Can’t wait to plug your game base, can you? What poor taste. The guy then goes on to defend what he said by talking about how they aren’t corporate money-counters in expensive suits. We really don’t care, GameTap… And I don’t think they get it. Some (dare I say most?) only subscribed BECAUSE of Uru. We are Myst fans… We own all the games already. Why would we want to pay a monthly fee to use your crappy service to download games we already own? I realize some don’t have the old games, but, again, some (most) do, and were only using the GameTap service because Uru was there. As for me, the fact that Uru is canceled will mean that I will never consider subscribing again. It’s that simple.
It will be interesting to see the subscription numbers after Uru is taken off the service. Of course, everyone knows that these numbers will be sealed in a vacuum vault, never to be seen again, just like Ubisoft did, but I’m sure there’s going to be a mass exodus of Myst fans very soon.