Clash of Clans 'closing servers, shutting down'

Clash of Clans, the popular mobile MMO strategy video game developed by Supercell, will be closing its servers and shutting down soon.

Such rumor circulated via social media over the weekend after some Facebook pages posted a notice coming from an alleged Supercell staff, which reads:

"We will be closing the servers for Clash of Clans on February 29th, at 11:59 PM.

Dear Clashers,

The game Clash of Clans will be shutting down on February 29, 2016.

On behalf of our development team we would like to thank you for supporting our game for more than 3 years since its launch.

If you currently have gems in your account, we encourage you to use them to access the game's content before the end date. New payments will not be possible anymore.

We hope that you have enjoyed your time looting alongside us and hope that you might take the time to enjoy one more attack or one more clan war.

We also hope to see you in our newst game Clash Royale.

Thank you for playing our games! Clash of Clans Team."

It turned out that the post is fake.

According to a senior member of the CoC forum, it was done by taking a screenshot while using Inspect Element, a developer tool in certain web browsers that shows the underlying code of a website (HTML, CSS and Javascript).

When asked for confirmation, an administrator of the CoC forum said the information is fake.