Family Guy Online Shuts Down

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor December 26, 2012

Can't say this comes as a surprise. Family Guy Online is apparently shutting down on January 18th. The MMO which was set in the universe of the popular cartoon, was never fully released, only making it to open beta before getting its curtain closed.

Why was it shut down? Was it because Family Guy has been around for 11 seasons and people were simply tired of the cartoon family? That probably had something to do with it. Another even more likely reason was because 20th Century Fox, the network behind Family Guy, wasn't seeing enough profit. In fact, I am going to say that money was the main reason, just like it was the main reason they decided to make an MMO based off the series in the first place. Can you tell I don't care about Family Guy? Because I don't.

If you happened to spend any money on the browser MMO between October 22nd and December 21st, then you will be happy to know you will be getting a refund sometime in January. More details about refunds can be found on the main page here.

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About the Author

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (29)

StealthBomber 8 years ago
I started a petition to bring it back and a Facebook page, for petition search on and for Facebook page search "bring back family guy online"

joshua 8 years ago

joshua 8 years ago
they just want F****n money they do`nt care about the mother F*****g game at all money money money that is all what they care about

joshua 8 years ago
that is why there shutting down the game wel f***k you seth macfarlane

sdfgdf 8 years ago
lol what's up with all the mmos that shut down at the end of 2012 and start of 2013? guess this is related to 21.12.2012 end of the world?

well family guy online is a crap game, and the cartoon has nothing to do with the bad game they made. Evene if the game is bad, it had more humore then WoW+ guildwars 2 together

robotman5 8 years ago
i couldn't see it lasting long anyway.

Ed 8 years ago
I played it only a bit and I thought it was just OK. I think the developers relied too much on the TV show's branding and focused too little on actually making the game good. It's kinda like those cheesy live action movies of popular entities, e.g., Dragon Ball: Evolution. lmao

DASHI 8 years ago
I know this post is not about firefall, but i have 2 beta invites to give away, so email please? For those who seriously want to play, TQ,

ricnugget 8 years ago
What a lame idea

Tio_Z/frealms 8 years ago was a niche game. Sure wouldn't hold it's own without lowering it's profit expectations.

Shame to see Soul Captor going off too. Guess it wasn't a happy launch all around for many titles.

TheGamer 8 years ago
I saw this coming, everyone saw this coming.Looks like dev's think that they can turn ANYTHING into a MMO...Whats next? SpongeBob MMORPG?

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thatsmypie 8 years ago
the game wasn't bad, but nor was it great. the t.v. show isn't all too bad either but to make it a mmo was not a great decision on fox. if the game was a cilent base not a browser base than maybe it would have gotten more views. there's plenty of cilent base mmo's that are awful ( to my own opinion) but they still exist. FGonline had potential, but too bad.

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mr jodedor 8 years ago
yeah this shitty game die, the cartoon is 50% and 50% good and bad its all

Humor 8 years ago
Seen this coming. There was no possible way this game could have kept on going. TV shows do not make for good games, and almost everyone that's attempted has failed miserably. Look at Star Trek Online, Star Wars Online (Old Republic). All those pieces of trash fell apart. These games will never have any real value to them. The only reason Star Wars is still alive, is simply because it's branded with Lucas Arts, and the only players still left in the game from from a very far back fanbase. Other then that, I don't think the generic mmorpg who doesn't really care about Star Wars too much still plays.

Family Guy Online was terrible. Sure, it had the humor of the TV series, however, that's ALL it had, and nothing more. No one really wants to spend hours on end running around and doing absolutely nothing. It would be hard to turn Family Guy into a violent type mmorpg. It maybe a violent TV show at "Some" points in the series, but it's definitely not something that could be turned into an mmorpg.

Oh well, I'm sure Seth Mcfarlane, has absolutely nothing to lose anyways, he's already filthy rich, maybe he was just bored one day.

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Rufinus 8 years ago
i knew this was coming not the fact that it was family guy but the fact that it was poorly made

Conroy 8 years ago
the game was performing really bad - it was lagging and freezing, people were asking about a desktop client, but that never got released

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nekodeus 8 years ago
It wasn't that bad, but it's still not anything that anyone will ever miss.

mat 8 years ago
game was stupid. and why browser mmos. those lick nuts.

Zhao Yun 8 years ago
i used to play this game but quit after like 2-3 days didn't like it that much but it was a funny game anwyays i am not suprised personally main reason games shut down is money nowadays

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Flyindoor 8 years ago
well at least they are giving the money back right? XD

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Emil 8 years ago
MOUNTED!!!... F**k yea!! I was waiting for this day to come ... Family Guys Online = facepalm....

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