It continues to sadden my heart to see RIFT — and the rest of the Trion Worlds library — limp on under the supervision of Gamigo. In my opinion, this company doesn’t really know what to do with these titles and isn’t best suited to oversee their future development. If I could take these MMOs away from Gamigo and hand them to another studio, I’d do it in a heartbeat. But the question is, which one?
Often we have concerns that the company currently developing or operating a particular MMO isn’t the best steward of that property. I remember the sad saga of Codemasters’ reign over Lord of the Rings Online and how we all rejoiced the day that contract ended. Of course, now Daybreak has its fingers in that pie, so we’re probably not better off.
Do you think a different studio should be running your MMO? If so, which game and which studio would make the best pairing? Let’s get the ball rolling on this discussion in the comments!