It never gives any of us pleasure here at Massively OP to announce the closure of an online game because we know that it uproots a community from its home and removes an important part of some players’ lives. So it makes us incredibly happy today to report that in one instance a planned shutdown never actually materialized.
Earlier in January, we reported that digital card game SolForge was going to shut down on the 31st due to too large of a scope and presumably financial reasons. However, the sunset didn’t happen and the game might now survive, thanks to community support and some help from two devs from Path of Exile’s Grinding Gear Games. The current plan is to move SolForge to a smaller server and make it more sustainable.
“Thanks to support from the community, along with technical support from executives at Grinding Gear Games, we may have a solution that could keep the current game running for the foreseeable future,” the team said. “We are currently working on an attempt to migrate Solforge to a smaller server, allowing it to stay online and protect everyone’s current collections and ability to play.”
GGG’s Chris Wilson has clarified the studio’s involvement: “GGG isn’t really involved directly, just that Brian and I are personally helping with server costs.”
So there you go — good guys win for once.