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Rumour: Company of Heroes Online to close permanently

The Company of Heroes Online open beta is drawing to a close, but nobody seems very happy about it. A post on the game's official website contains ominous hints that the multiplayer battler will not see the light of full release.

"We will be closing Open Beta on March 31, 2011 to evaluate the next steps for the Company of Heroes series," an admin wrote.

"We sincerely appreciate your participation, support, and feedback in helping us to design the future of the Company of Heroes franchise," the post concludes, reiterating that Relic is "excited to reveal the next evolution of the series in the near future."

No suggestion was made of an impending full release, despite recent additional content.

THQ is offering beta participants registered prior to February 1 a steep discount on Company of Heroes Gold Edition, premium companion to the free-to-play Company of Heroes Online.

Thanks, RPS.

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