Global Agenda may be reappearing in your Steam library

    
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We'll just leave this here, then.

If you don’t remember the whole story about Global Agenda, you could be forgiven for pushing it out of your mind; it’s a bit of a sad one. The first game out of Hi-Rez Studios was not a massive success compared to the studio’s later titles, and with more profitable releases from the studio, the game’s support dropped and it was quietly removed from Steam. The game is still playable right now for people who download it directly, but it’s not there for Steam players to find. Even players who already downloaded it found it gone… until this weekend.

We’ve had some reports (confirmed by our staff) that the game is indeed showing up in Steam libraries once again, although as of this writing it’s not showing up on the main store page. (Searching for it uncovers a demo page that does not actually load.) This could all just be a matter of database maintenance for Steam, or it could be a subtle hint that something is on the horizon. There’s nothing to do but speculate; the last update on the game’s status was that the servers are going to be kept online for the forseeable future, but the studio does need to make plans for a shutdown and has no intention of selling the servers to another company or the fans.

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Chev

So we’re actually ramping up the activity for the game as it currently stands. We’re meeting on Discord nowadays. Click HERE to join us on Discord! We’re actually doing AvA with the mission queues being down. We’ve got over 100 people in Discord right now, with about 50-60 people online at peak times! http://steamcharts.com/app/17020

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Ian M. Jones

This article piqued my interest in Global Agenda again (used to really enjoy it a few years ago), so I jumped through some hoops to get my Windows partition able to run it, and tried to log in yesterday and today. No dice.

And from the looks of it, no one else is currently able to log in, usually getting “Unable to connect to server” errors, even though it looks like the severs are up.

I’m hoping this is simply because Hi-Rez are preparing something to re-spark the game, but I doubt it.

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Chev

Unable to Connect to server is a glitch! Keep trying! Join us in game!

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firstname lastname

Didn’t like how there was no roaming in the game and PVP strategy was too based on your duties from having to play a certain role. Was still an enjoyable enough game for a couple months or whatever…. but never impressive.

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Zedness

While I vaguely remember this game I remember liking it despite the fact it was a dying game by the time I got to it.

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Bruno Brito

All they need to do is to invest in the IP.

Get everything that was learned with Smite and Paladins, and make a MMO again.

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flatline4400

I quite enjoyed the game a few years ago. But searching and going to the steam app page for it gets me redirected to the main store page…

http://store.steampowered.com/app/17050

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Chev

We’re still playing the game! If you join us in Discord we’ve got a couple walkthroughs on how to get it installed!

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Tanek

Good to know! Any word on whether an install from there will work? I had to remove my old steam install last year because I had errors trying to log in from that client.

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Bree Royce

MJ said she was able to download it through Steam this weekend, but she hadn’t tried logging in yet. (She was thinking about streaming!)

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gelfred

Can confirm, also able to download and install it here.

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Chev

I’ve been streaming it nearly daily myself on Twitch! If you know anyone having issues installing, we’ve got walkthroughs and support on Discord!