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Tencent to cease operations of its Diablo-like title Raziel

The servers will be shut down on 15th of June this year!

Tencent Games is going to cease its operations for its Diablo-like game, known as Raziel. The game features aesthetics which is similar to the Diablo universe. The company has made an announcement, where they have said that for players in the Chinese Mainland at 11:00 Local time on the 15th of June, 2022, Raziel will be officially shut down.

The gaming giant released the RPG on the 20th of June, 2019 and it was operational for nearly three years. Tencent had said that they are discontinuing the game, due to the expiry of an agency agreement between them and the developers of Raziel.

Tencent has announced compensation for the players

The gaming behemoth has released an official statement, where they have confirmed that they will be starting an exchange compensation for players, who have unused game tokens which were purchased in the game.

Tencent cease Raziel
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Many players have expressed dissatisfaction with this announcement by Tencent. They are very much disappointed since an active game is being shut down. One of the players has said that “stopping operations right after the game activities is ripping the players off”. The community of players is absolutely gutted by this announcement. They are taking matters to the next step, where they have lodged an official complaint with the third-party consumer platform.

The game will shut down despite having active players

The game received its latest update on the 17th of March, 2022, according to a blogger known as Gamerdaily. The news of the update was shared by the blogger on the Chinese social media site, known as Weibo.  From the previous update announcement, it can be seen that Raziel was still under normal operations and the game was fully operational until March. The developers have released new updates such as cumulative recharge and rebate event and special gift packages in the game.

It looks like the agency agreement expiration was something that was unavoidable by both Tencent and Raziel’s developer. Thus, they are being forced to shut down, despite being a fully functional game.

What are your thoughts on Tencent having announced to cease Raziel? Let us know in the comments below.

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