Project Torque Closing Down
"We (Invictus & Aeria Games) had ultimately put a lot of faith in the Julia build to help us grow the community back to what it used to be. Although we had seen some improvements (some older and newer players returning to the game!), it is simply not happening as fast as we had hoped.
Sadly to say, despite our best of efforts we are no longer able to support the game. We have put together a schedule for the remainder of the month that will lead into the server final shut down."
August 2nd 2010: Complete shutdown of the game servers.
August 3rd 2010: Closing down of PT Forums.
That doesn't leave a lot of time left for Project Torque but Aeria won't leave Torque players hanging, they have prepared the following compensation package:
"As most of you know I have been a GM for this great game for over 2 years now and I loved every minute of it! Yes some of you were a pain! But it didn’t matter we all had a blast together and respected one another throughout the thick and thin, the ups and downs, and the flat out just terrible times.
We all had nothing but hope for Project Torque here at Aeria Games, and to this day still believe that Invictus has a great game and that it will get the recognition it deserves one day. Again you are all aware of the hardships that we have endured throughout the past 2 years. There are a strong few that are still here and have stuck to it since the beginning. I really must say that even in the darkness that has shadowed PT in the last two years there is still light in the end of it all. We have all gained new friendships, memories, and overall exciting experiences.
I could not have asked for a better community to be a part of and a better game to be a GM for. I thank each and every one of you for your continued support! You ultimately were the ones responsible for this games success and progress. The game will now be back in Invictus’s hands, in the hopes that they will excel Project Torque to new heights and continue to progress the game."
There are some Project Torque players that are trying to convince Aeria to keep the game going via a petition, if you are one of them you can go sign it, although it is probably a good idea to not get your hopes up.
So the silver lining of this story is that Invictus might bring back Project Torque. The original name of the game isLevel R, which European and Asian players can still connect to!