Rumour: 8Realms to close, Jagex to cut jobs as result

Monday, 28th May 2012 14:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Jagex is to close MMO 8Realms less than a year after opening, according to a Develop report.

In connection, a number of jobs are also set to go due to the closure, with others set to move around within the company

The site added that the game only attracted 10% of users to turn a profit.

“Jagex has always been committed to creating fun and compelling games,” said Jagex COO Daniel Clough.

“During the 8Realms beta it has become clear that the game doesn’t meet our high expectations for success and we are therefore channelling our focus on other exciting opportunities in the pipeline.”



  1. TheWulf

    Good luck to their rank and file, it’s not a good environment out there at the moment for developers due to managerial stupidity, the mainstream, and to a lesser extent, the state of the economy.

    I hope they’ll manage to find their way into a better studio.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    Where does it say anything about job losses in their statement?

    #2 3 years ago

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