Developed by Korean studio Neople and also known as First Assault in the western market, Nexon recently announced the closure of Ghost in the Shell Online, which is scheduled for 29 November. A first person shooter, Ghost in the Shell Online only launched in Japan last November. No specific reason was mentioned as to why the game is closing, but one suspects the lack of players.
Ghost in the Shell Online was expected to perform well in Japan, since it remained true to the source material provided and the series having a cult following in Japan. The western server, First Assault, is still standing tall despite having a strict IP restriction against various regions.