It’s not a huge surprise given the apparently low population and departure of creator Richard Garriot, but MMO Tabula Rasa only has a few months to live. Feb. 28th will be its final day of operation. Starting January 10th, the game will go into free play mode until its closure.
Those paid subscribers can either gain three free months of access to City of Heroes, Lineage II, or be invited into the beta for Aion (plus get one free month when it launches). The news came as a farewell on the game’s community site as these things usually do. The developers promise to make the stay until the end worthwhile, though it what way is left as a surprise.