Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen gets investors, development is continuing

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen missed out on its Kickstarter goals, but that wasn’t the end of the road. Visionary Realms, after an extended trip through volunteer development and a dearth of funding, has raised a seed round to finance further development of the game. No exact numbers have been disclosed, but it’s enough for the game to keep moving forward with development, although further funding will likely be necessary for the game to reach release.

The game is apparently slated for a pre-alpha test later this year and beta testing sometime in 2016. It’s good news for Brad McQuaid and anyone else who was afraid that the game’s failure at crowdfunding would spell the end of the idea, although there’s still a long road between funding and public access.

Source: VentureBeat; thanks to Dethroned for the tip!
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Metalgrinder
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Metalgrinder

I hope they complete this MMO..Like him or not McQuaid has helped build some of the greatest MMO’s out there.I loved EQ and VG,Im hungry for something like them.

Zer0K
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Zer0K

Wild_Phil Enter Smedley

Zer0K
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Zer0K

I have to say, that, their website is better than Everquest Next’s  haha
I know more about the Pantheon Game (even though we all should probably take it with a few grains of salt) than Everquest Next.  haha

Maquiame
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Maquiame

wjowski Wild_Phil iridescence breetoplay The leadership, Brad, Cory McFever, Tony Garcia helped create Everquest and Vanguard.  Despite Vanguard being broken it had a lot of great ideas when they worked and nothing to this day is like the Diplomacy system and no current mmo can lay a finger on Vanguard’s racial, world design and few can lay a finger on its crafting system. Lets not also forget that Vanguard also had boats and some of the best classes ever in an mmo.

Lets not be dense.  Sure the new team members are new to development but they do have vets behind them.

Maquiame
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Maquiame

Radfist Actually you should check out Saga of Lucima, its also a EQ style mmo and its already in pre alpha testing.

ohforfs
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ohforfs

One angel investor does not a summer make. THey need proper investment. Maybe the alpha game will be good enough to draw in investment, but I don’t think so. Vanguard’s biggest problem was lack of tools, which made doing anything important vastly time consuming. Well look who is in charge of Tools this time around – Mr McQauid.

If he is indeed in a subservient role then it might work, but I am not holding my breath.

Radfist
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Radfist

Probably the last hope for an EQ style MMO in the near future.  Hope it goes well, honestly pretty surprised they kept going after the failed Kickstarter.  Happy to keep this on the radar.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

DahkohtLewin Damonvile FacelessSavior Here’s the Corporate chain.  There is a CFO, and it’s not Brad.  http://www.pantheonmmo.com/about_us/the_team/

wjowski
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wjowski

Fools and their money, business as usual in the MMO world.

wjowski
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wjowski

Wild_Phil iridescence breetoplay 
“The Pantheon leadership actually has MMO development history with their MMO showing way more promise.”
What MMO?  All they’ve shown so far are repackaged Unity assets.