ArcheAge players can breathe a little easier now that they know XL Games is committed to working with Gamigo on keeping the game in the west and even building onto the experience. But what about Trion’s other games? They’re not all getting the same level of information flow in the wake of Trion’s implosion.
For example, Atlas Reactor hasn’t seen any tweets since mid-October, the cancellation of the Extra Life stream. No devs or Trion/Gamigo reps have posted on the forum since the general announcement on October 26th. Defiance 2050 and RIFT, on the other hand, have seen a mix of livestreams and maintenance updates, but nothing else official on the website or forums as I type this.
Maybe not surprisingly, given the general assessment that it was actually one of Trion’s best-performers, Trove saw a letter from the devs today. The team apologizes for the long delay in communication but confirms work on the game will continue thanks to Gamigo.
“This whole process has moved very quickly but there is still more work to do. Geode phase 2 is being finalized and we hope to have info on when that will release and what it will contain in the near future. We wanted to specifically call out that Uber 10 and the new surface biome on Geode are core components of the update. […] Our immediate focus is to deliver Geode Phase 2 this year and will have more info to share on future updates after we’ve rolled out this important update.”
The devs characterize the new smaller team as an “opportunity to create a more agile development structure,” which is, uh, a bit of a hard sell. They also note they’ll “decouple” PC and console versions of the game; PC players will get updates first, with consoles getting their updates afterward.