@Mattwo7 said in I think this game is going to fail by the end of the year.:
That basically translates to "we can't keep the game running because it failed". It's the same general thing the Global Maplestory 2 staff said about GMS2's shut down.
MapleStory 2 would've been questioned by the EU/UK authorities anyway for scanning user files without asking permission, which is against EU/UK laws. (It did this to see if cheat engine was installed on the system in the default directory of C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine(*.?). Cheat Engine didn't even have to be running.)
Not to mention, MapleStory was still making 4 times as much as MapleStory 2. Nexon just didn't see a point in continuing MapleStory 2's service / development when it could just keep the original going. Unlike a lot of other MMORPG Publishers, who tried to make more and more MMOs. (IE: Ether Saga Odyssey/Online, Forsaken World from Perfect World Entertainment. Or X-legend developing multiple MMORPGs within months of each other. Such as grand Fantasia, Kitsu Saga, Aura Kingdom, Pi Story, etc.)
With no alternative MMORPG under SEGA's belt in the west, there's no reason why PSO2NA should shut down other than people not supporting it. I'll be honest though, SEGA should be considering a Skies of Arcadia game, or perhaps even an MMORPG of it if they want people to stick around for RPGs made by SEGA. It's been a long time since that IP was touched, and Allods Online was pretty popular for quite a while. They could develop it alongside PSO2NA/JP and release it globally.