The health of a game is always important to the players; no one wants to make a home that’s going to be shut down in a few weeks. Players on the RIFT forums were asking about precisely that, and community manager Ocho responded with a rather lengthy post on the state of the game from the development side. While he stopped shy of giving an actual number for the development team, he did state that it is the largest he has ever worked with and that the game is in absolutely zero danger of shutting down or fading away.
Meanwhile, fans with less fear for the future are keeping their eyes on Gamescom with speculation that the aforementioned developers will finally discuss the game’s fifth calling. Rumors have swirled for some time based upon test server builds that the new calling will be Primalist, but the most recent speculation is that something definitive will be said during the convention.