True Fantasy Live Online Cancelled

Microsoft today announced the cancellation of True Fantasy Live Online, the massively multiplayer role-playing game for the Xbox that was first unveiled in 2002. In a press release issued this morning Microsoft stated that the cancellation was due to the lack of progress within the development team. The press release also noted that the game may not be of a high enough quality to be satisfactory to consumers.

Microsoft also commented by saying “The difficult decision to cancel True Fantasy Live Online was based on a number of careful considerations, including the game’s progression to date and the remaining development time needed to complete such an ambitious project. The MMORPG genre, across all platforms, has become an incredibly crowded and competitive marketplace. In response, Microsoft Game Studios has decided to streamline its portfolio, making fewer bets in this genre. At Microsoft Game Studios, we continually evaluate our portfolio strategy and investments to ensure we are achieving our most important objectives of creating successful, platform-driving titles in a timely manner. We truly appreciate all the support True Fantasy Live Online has received from its fans and the games community.”