Players still awaiting more details on what’s happening to their MMORPGs following Gamigo’s buyout of Trion Worlds’ assets have finally received a blanket announcement, this time from the game’s new community manager and team. Interestingly, the post has been delivered to all five of the games, including Atlas Reactor, Defiance, and RIFT. Until now, the bulk of the updates have been for ArcheAge and Trove players alone.
“We saw many questions asking about the future of these games,” CM AnneBonny writes. “Those questions are largely about new content, fixes to existing bugs, and the changes to the Trion staff members. For sure we kept the necessary resources to ensure that there is movement within and around the games. Generally speaking, we can tell you that the patch schedule is likely to shift somewhat, but we will make sure that all of you can enjoy new content on a regular basis. Also, the developers will continue providing you with updates through Producer letters, so all of you will have a little look behind the scenes as well.”
Apparently, Gamigo is expanding the existing customer support and community teams to cover German and French players too, which isn’t a surprise given that Gamigo is based in Germany. Gamigo will also apparently be keeping the subscription (Patron) program across the games but is freezing Trion’s Creator Program, which allowed players in some games to submit content in exchange for in-game rewards.
“Patron Status will stay in place and we do not intend to shut it down. However, we are putting the Creator Program on hold for the time being. Effectively managing a program of that size was a huge task and we want to be sure that if we launch the program again down the road it will be a great experience for everyone. Therefore, we will revisit this in the weeks ahead and keep all of you updated on our progress. Thank you for your understanding.”