Fallen Earth is going offline indefinitely (but hope remains for a reboot)

    
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Fallen Earth’s 10th anniversary event is about to become the post-apocalyptic MMORPG’s last hurrah – at least for now.

Little Orbit announced on Tuesday that it will be taking Fallen Earth offline indefinitely on October 2nd due to poor performance, too few players, too many bugs, and an unsustainable client.

“Prior to September 22nd, we will be launching the first all-new event in honor of the 10 year anniversary for Fallen Earth,” Little Orbit CEO Matt Smith said. “We hope that players will enjoy what we have planned, because this will now be their last chance to play the current game with their friends.” He said that the team is activating all Commander bonuses until the shutdown occurs.

There is a silver lining floating on the edge of this atomic mushroom cloud. Smith said that work is going forward on a new version of the game. If all goes well, Fallen Earth may be rebooted in the future with a much more stable client that is firmly under Little Orbit’s control. However, the studio declined to give a timeline of when this might occur.

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Grave Knight

I mean, yeah. The game was pretty archaic when it came out. Easier, and cheaper to just rebuild the game from the ground up.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Thats sad. I remember playing it at day 1 launch. It felt so alive with tons of players. Im gonna miss Fallen Earth. It had interesting lore and cool crafting system.

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biophazer242

Hopefully they can take the assets and rework them into a new game somehow. Fallen Earth 2.0 or something set 20 years later. At this point it is just best to start fresh… or as fresh as possible I suppose.

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Sleepy

It wasn’t perfect, but it was a great game all the same. The crafting was fantastic in the original release, and the world was big, open and dangerous. RIP

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Feyd Darkholme

Very sad. I’ve been a fan of this game since beta… I was really hoping that they could make it work. Hopefully they still can. Hoping I can get in for one last hurrah before they shut down.

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Ian Wells

As I recall, when Little Orbit acquired the game, they set to work to relaunch and improve it. A couple months of radio silence later they put out a press release explaining that working on the games code was a slow and cumbersome process as the back end of what was given to them was an absolute mess and adding any new features or even updating the UI would require a massive amount of rewriting even the basic code. To make it worse, the original developers were apparently very light on notation so even figuring out what certain bits of the code were supposed to do was very difficult for them.

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Vorender

Despite all its issues, FE will always be one of my favorite MMOs of all time. Top 5 easily. If they do end up releasing a reboot, I’ll be on board for sure.

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Stormwaltz

A strong pseudo-sandbox, under-appreciated in its prime.

I tried to go back to it a few weeks ago, but the password recovery functions on the website didn’t work.

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Richard de Leon III

I would play Fallen Earth with a new engine, especially after Fallout 76’s totally npc empty sandbox (for now).

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Castagere Shaikura

Truthfully the only real way to fix it is to take it offline for a while. It really is a buggy mess of a game.