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Microsoft cancels 'Mythica' video game

Microsoft has canceled the development of "Mythica," an online PC role-playing game centered in Norse mythology.
/ Source: Reuters

Microsoft Corp. has canceled the development of "Mythica," an online PC role-playing game centered in Norse mythology, and up to 40 developers may be laid off as a result, Microsoft Game Studios said.

In a note posted on the game's official Web site late Thursday evening, studio manager Adam Waalkes said Microsoft was streamlining its efforts in the popular online role-playing genre.

"After a rigorous review of current and future projects, the decision was made that Mythica would not be one of the projects we would continue to invest in," Waalkes said.

Late last year, PC game developer Mythic Entertainment sued Microsoft over "Mythica," claiming the game unfairly traded on Mythic's trademarks and could confuse consumers.