The writing has been on the wall for months, but now it's official, LEGO Universe will be no more as of January 31st 2012. According to the press release...
“The LEGO Universe team can take pride in having developed and launched a great LEGO experience that many players will miss,” said Jesper Vilstrup, Vice President, LEGO Universe. “Right now, we have almost 2 million players in LEGO Universe, and we get extremely positive feedback from players. Unfortunately, we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game.”
The shut down will also mean that Play Well Studios in Louisville Colorado also be shut down, in addition to the marketing team in Billund. In all about 115 employees will be affected.