The game's official site has the news that Hellgate: London
is going to go sunset at the beginning of next year. February will see the closure of all of the game's servers. Until that point, the service will continue to be free of charge. All the way back in July we reported on the suspension of new subscriptions
and the acquisition of the property
by Namco-Bandai. Now it appears as though the company has decided to cut its losses.
The announcement on the game's site spins it in a very upbeat way, stating that they would "continue to support customers of PC game Hellgate™: London with online server support and play through January 31, 2009 despite the closure of Flagship Studios."
We've heard no further details on the service since the middle of the summer; hopefully we'll have further details for you soon.