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PlanetSide and the EverQuest trading card game are shutting down

Both games going offline this summer

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Daybreak Game Company is shutting down two of its older games, PlanetSide and Everquest trading card game Legends of Norrath, the company announced today.

PlanetSide, which launched in 2003, will shut down July 1 at 4 p.m. PT, Daybreak said on its official website.

"PlanetSide 1 has a very important history with Daybreak Games and a special place in the hearts of those who work on its successor," the company said. "While we have run the game for free since 2014, due to evolving business needs and technical requirements it has become necessary to conclude this service."

PlanetSide 2 was released on Windows PC in 2012. A PlayStation 4 version of the online shooter was released in 2015.

In August, Daybreak will also shut down Legends of Norrath, which has not been in active development "for quite some time," the company said. The online collectible card game's servers will close Aug. 17 at 12 p.m. PT. Daybreak says it will stop selling booster packs for Legends of Norrath July 18 at 10 a.m. PT.

Legends of Norrath was released in 2007. The card game is playable in EverQuest and EverQuest 2, and is available as a separate, stand-alone client.

Earlier this year, Daybreak Game Company (formerly known as Sony Online Entertainmentcanceled EverQuest Next, its next-generation MMO. The company's most recent release is Landmark, a sandbox world-creation game that was previously tied to EverQuest Next.

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