Namco Bandai has issued a statement on the future--or non-future, I guess--of Hellgate: London. The online servers will remain running until January 31 of next year. After that? A cold, dark silence and probably a smattering of people trying to reverse-engineer the server software so they can run their own private servers.
So when February hits, we'll all be limited to the single-player side of Hellgate. Weirdly enough, I still have Hellgate installed and check in on it from time to time. Last time I logged in, I saw a few other human players and got a bunch of spam from robots that wanted to sell me in-game gold.
If there's a silver lining to all this, it's that all those gold sellers are going to be completely assed out.
Checking over the game's official forums, it sounds like the skeleton crew that's maintaining the game is going to at least attempt to flag all of the remaining accounts as subscribers, just so the people left playing can go out with some sort of bang. However, the team doesn't have the support it would need to roll out any of the content upgrades and patches from the online mode into the single-player.
Hellgate: London was a (somewhat) better game than it got credit for, so I guess I'm sort of sad to see it go. That said, this news doesn't exactly fill me with the desire to go back and play more of it while I still can or anything like that.