Fallen Earth teases asset import progress on its code-rewrite initial tests

    
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It’s been pretty strange – but a happy sort of strange – watching Fallen Earth filter back into our newsroom and the collective consciousness of the MMO playerbase. As readers will recall, Little Orbit acquired GamersFirst, along with Fallen Earth and APB Reloaded, last spring, and it was clear the new studio planned to actually do something with its new assets. As CEO Matthew Scott put it, “There is something special here worth rebuilding.” And he didn’t just mean thwarting cheaters and revamping the website, although LO did that too; the developers have been making plans for a fresh start server and a possible complete reboot.

And it’s apparently coming along, too. Scott has been posting new images on Twitter that illustrate the smaller assessment tests the devs are running to determine how easily the game will port to a modern engine – and how long it’s going to take.

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Feyd Darkholme

Been a fan and player of Fallen Earth since early in the alpha stages (joined alpha way back on 11/17/2008, I still have all the emails!) and I still log in from time to time and love the game still… I’ve just been wary of sinking too much time into the game in fear of it being shut down. It’s great to see it under the care of a developer who seems to truly want it to succeed. I’d be back in a heartbeat!

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Bruno Brito

It won’t shutdown, i can say that with confidence.

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Solaris

I will totally return to Fallen Earth if they update visuals and relaunch.

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Toy Clown

I’d be all over a fresh start server when FE is ready to do its thing.

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Ironwu

I liked FE at launch which is when I played it, until it all got to be a bit much. Don’t give 2c for APB:R and if the studio is focusing on that game instead of FE? Probably won’t ever be into FE again.

To much competition from other MMOs that don’t have these issues. Especially the issue of a small studio dividing its resources.

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K38FishTacos

Why was it “a bit much”?

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Ironwu

Honestly, it was so long ago that I don’t remember. I really enjoyed riding around, crafting, and seeing the world. The PvP aspects were getting in the way, I do remember. There were also some performance issues as well. It just eventually became to much to continue with.

Will certainly be watching FE, and if they have a F2P trial or section, I will certainly try it out again. But if it requires up front cash, probably not. To many other things demanding money from me.

In any case, probably be years before it is really ready. And who knows what will happen between now and then.

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Bruno Brito

FE is F2P, dude. APB is their moneymaker, so of course they’ll focus on that to allocate resources to FE.

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miol

But to put it in perspective, it’s still a long way to go:

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K38FishTacos

This is disappointing. I wonder why they chose APB as a first priority. Obviously, they think they can get more ROI on it, but why do they they that?

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Bruno Brito

Because APB makes money.

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K38FishTacos

I know you’re right. Like I said, they think they can get more ROI on it, but really? Do people really spend money on APB?

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Christhulhu

I LOVED FE, and would love to see it updated by people who care.

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Real

Fallen Earth’s atmosphere and ambiance doesn’t come around too often in this genre. Riding an ATV in a post-apocalyptic desert that you spent four days crafting is one HELL of a feeling. The skill/faction system was a little complex, but I remember Icarus made attempts of fixing it up.

Come on – fix it up and charge me up to $30 for it. I’m down to pay for hard work and a genuine remaster.

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Greaterdivinity

Oh my god I would follow the shit outta that blog if he makes it. Watched so much This Old House growing up, and I’m super down to see the gaming version of it : 3

Good luck, dudes. FE was always a bit too rough around the edges for me, but hopefully if they can port to a new engine to help smooth things out in terms of visuals and some of the design then I’m super down to give it another spin.