This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Above & Beyond announced that Hero Engine company Idea Fabrik has acquired all rights to its indie sci-fi sandbox MMORPG The Repopulation and will be relaunching the game -- in the Hero Engine -- with a new content patch sometime in Q1 2017. The game had originally raised $230,000 in Kickstarter funds in 2012 and 2014 and made it to early access in 2014, only to become entangled in a financial drama with Idea Fabrik over a year ago, which kept the game offline for a year while A&B built Fragmented with the goal of porting Repop to Unreal. The port will no longer be happening, but A&B is still working on Fragmented's console version. Definitely check out our whole article on what's up -- we've got an exclusive interview with A&B there as well.
- Shards Online formally launched its always-on alpha. Don't miss our playthrough from this afternoon with the devs!
- Pathfinder Online isn't dead! They're just still trying to work out funding to get the game finished and out the door with a different publisher.
- Shroud of the Avatar players are running a GoFundMe to help the community buy out the extensive in-game holdings of a long-time hardcore SOTA backer who's recently been diagnosed with cancer and needs funds (thanks, Chad, and good luck!).
- Crowfall hit another funding stretch goal, explained its resource harvesting changes, and sat for an investor Q&A as its Indiegogo equity crowdfunding campaign winds down this coming Monday.
Read on for more on what's up with MMO crowdfunding over the last few weeks and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we've got our eye on!