“I was shocked by the news about Trion Worlds. I am sure you guys are, too. It is a pity how things unfolded so suddenly. We are talking to Gamigo. My understanding is that the paperwork is almost done and I believe the ArcheAge team will provide you with an announcement with the new release date for 5.0 very soon. We will do our best to stabilize the game service and launch the 5.0 Update as quickly as possible. I am glad you enjoy playing ArcheAge. I hope you know that your in-game entertainment is the most important to me. As time passed, the core element of fun in the game has diminished and even though some players have moved on, I am trying my best to revitalize ArcheAge. We have been making small and big changes to the game more frequently, and with this momentum I have faith that by sometime next year we will fundamentally restore ArcheAge to the way I pictured it in the past.”
MMO players will recall that Trion folded and laid off the lion’s share of its employees on October 22nd, selling all of its assets and games and passing along a skeleton crew of employees to Germany-based MMO publisher Gamigo. Trion ran multiple MMOs, but ArcheAge, which is owned by South Korea’s XL Games and was merely published in the west by Trion, had generated considerable concern and even saw the postponement of a long-awaited update as the companies hashed out the details behind the scenes.