Gamigo is sunsetting Atlas Reactor this summer

So much for the promise of support for Trion's games

    
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It’s not the Atlas in the news lately, but it’s the one that MMO players knew first: Atlas Reactor is sunsetting this summer.

Gamigo VP of Development Mervin Lee Kwai – you remember him from his days at Trion Worlds before it imploded last fall and its assets were bought up by Gamigo – made the statement on the game’s official site this afternoon.

“Atlas Reactor was a truly innovative game built by a passionate group of highly skilled developers. I was lucky enough to watch our team breathe life into the world of Atlas on a daily basis. They broke the mold of same-y games, and a dedicated community rallied around the title. Despite the support of this great group of fans, Atlas Reactor never grew big enough to fund its continued development. It’s a shame to see this chapter come to a close, but perhaps we’ll have a chance to revisit the innovative spirit of Atlas in the future.”

The servers are slated to come down on June 28th, though in the meantime players can expect boosted experience and currency rates and in-game methods to access items formerly dispensed through the cash shop.

MMO players will recall that Gamigo has repeatedly promised to support the titles it picked up from title, even promising new content for all of its games, including Atlas Reactor, last November. Atlas Reactor will be the second game to be affected negatively, however; while RIFT is still alive, its progression server recently got the axe.

We last streamed the game for its second anniversary; you can watch our fun below.

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Tizmah
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Tizmah

Never cared to try it because I was burned from Archeage.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

It’s too bad. It was one of my favorite games to play, and I’m not much of a pvp person. However, the change to the chapters to make it heavy grinding every week to unlock the rewards pretty much burned me out. Plus, with so little time to play otherwise, it was tough finding ranked matches that would pop in the time I had left to play after the grind.

But the writing was on the wall. This should have come as no surprise to anyone. I suspect we’ll be hearing a similar announcement about one or both of the Defiance games sooner or later.

Ririrawr
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Ririrawr

lots of sunsets happening, a bit too frequently for my tastes
booo

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Nick Smith

I am sad about Atlas Reactor. Ive got hundreds of hours of fun into the game. Ill be playing until the last day. :(

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Bruno Brito

What? I have no joke.

Or to be fair, the joke would be anyone trusting a company to manage the games TRION failed to.

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Jack Pipsam

It’s a cool looking game, but I get the impression it more came along for the ride than it being of interest to Gamigo.

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Mr Funktastic

I enjoyed Atlas Reactor. I was even perfectly happy to spend a bit of money on it. But, at the same time, I haven’t actually played it in over a year.

It’s still a shame, though. It felt like the game was pretty much always struggling to maintain the player-base it needed to sustain itself.

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Aldristavan

I’m not investing another penny (or minute) into Rift at this point. First we wait over a week to get our Prime characters back, then this bizarre battle pass that looks like it was slapped together in about 10 minutes, and now this? The writing is on the wall for all of Trion’s games.

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Sorenthaz

Not surprising. Atlas Reactor was simply too niche of a game.

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wratts

Yeah it was a neat idea, but feels like it might have been better as a peer-to-peer college project game. Very indie feel for a large studio/publisher

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PanagiotisLial1

Gamigo isnt sunsetting games easily. They got a lot of flaws but they tend to keep games as much as they can so that probably isnt a good sign for former trion games