The Age of Empires's community coordinator Garmon Bozia published on Age Of Empires blog a farewell message.
"All good things must come to an end, and that time has come for Age of Empires Online. It is time for the barbarian hordes to ride off into the sunset for the final time. The servers will be permanently shut down at approximately 4pm Pacific Time (midnight UK time) on July 1, 2014."
The game's final stats were 524,247,423 single-player quests and 13,792,410 multiplayer quests played.
Bozia told the game's players, "It has been a pleasure and an honor serving you all." "Thank you for the time you have spent with us, exploring all these little worlds together and conquering them for the glory of your Alliance and your Empire. Thank you especially for the times you spent with each other, in PVP matches, in co-op quests, and in the forums and the rest of the internet. Thank you for playing."
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