Shareware strategy Total War: ARENA was to be the first strictly online part of the series. However, the network puzzle at Creative Assembly and Wargaming did not work out – the companies announced the closure of the project. The strategy will cease to exist on February 22, 2019. The authors have disabled paid purchases and registration, however, if you already have an account, you can play until the specified day.
The creators did not disclose the reason for the cancellation of ARENA, mentioning only that the results of open beta testing did not meet their expectations. Apparently, the game simply failed to attract enough virtual commanders. The team responsible for ARENA, will not fall under the reduction – it will deal with other Total War. In working on them, developers use the experience gained in creating ARENA.