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.