Yet another modern military shooter has fallen by the wayside. Webzen originally had high hopes for their first FPS, Arctic Combat, when it was released last December. The game featured fast-paced gameplay with a more realistic portrayal of gore. Unfortunately the game began shutting down last week with the Item Shop, Download Page, and Inquiry Service already taken offline. Players who still have it installed on their PCs will be allowed to play until September 2nd.
As to why Webzen decided to shut down the FPS, speculation on the forums points towards a lack of anti-hacking enforcement from Webzen which caused a noticeable decline in community numbers.
To say thanks as well as goodbye, Arctic Combat players will be compensated with special AC Veteran packs. What pack you receive will depend on which one of three gaming portals, Webzen.com, gPotato.eu, or gPotato.com. Once you choose, you will receive your compensation based on the currency value of the chosen Portal.
For more reimbursement details you can check out the official post here. For a while, Arctic Combat seemed to have quite the competitive scene, at least in the West. Were you a fan of AC?