BattleForge folds its hand

Title BattleForge folds its hand
Author Nick Diamon
Posted in News
When September 6, 2013

BattleForge, developed by EA Phenomic, is closing down at the end of October. The "Play 4 Free" branded hybrid card-collecting real-time strategy game will be shut down on October 31st by publisher EA..

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What exactly would they get out of spending remaining in-game currency, given that the game's shutting down? Bizarre. The game never quite gelled for me but I liked some of the ideas and I always hate it when online games are shut down. Especially by EA, who could easily afford to run servers for every game ever made by mankind indefinitely, but who instead kills their games after just a few short years.

Is it sad that this is the first time I've heard of this game?