Metaplace Inc. made the sad announcement last night that its online virtual world and platform, Metaplace, will shut down on 1 January.

    The announcement was made on the official forums, explaining that the project was no longer profitable.

    “Unfortunately, over the last few months it has become apparent that Metaplace as a consumer UGC service is not gaining enough traction to be a viable product, requiring a strategic shift for our company.

    We’re sorry to announce today that Metaplace.com will be closing to the public at 11:59pm on January 1st, 2010.”

    Despite many staff being laid off due to the closure, the remaining team will begin work on a new project shortly.

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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