The upcoming PSP-exclusive .hack//Link is rumored to possibly be the last game in the franchise.
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The game brings together fan-favorite characters from the entire .Hack universe and the entire run of the series and on top of that the game has a much happier style than previous games in the franchise which were generally a lot more somber in tone.
The result is a more refreshing take on the series and a huge change from past games with a fresh, vibrant style.
Speculation abounds that this may be the last game in the franchise, but also that this definitely WILL not be the last game in the series. The franchise is pretty popular after all, and Namco Bandai would probably be foolish to pull the plug on such a long-running franchise during this hard economic times. So until we get official confirmation, consider the series alive and well.