Bad news for those who were looking forward to another SMITE spinoff game; it appears that the digital card game version of the game, SMITE Rivals, is taking a vacation from development. According to Hi-Rez Studios president Stew Chisam, the game’s development is being put on hold to focus on developing SMITE Tactics:
— HiRezStew (@schisam) March 15, 2017
Whether or not “on hold” is a euphemism for “waiting until further development is possible” or “sold to a nice farm family upstate” is ambiguous. Our own MJ had a chance to look at the game in development in January and was quite fond of it, but it’s unclear how much further development would have been needed for the title to reach a level that Hi-Rez would be happy about.