Hytale reels back regular update posts in favor of ‘a more significant set of reveals’

    
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Hytale reels back regular update posts in favor of ‘a more significant set of reveals’

Continuing our sometimes Sisyphean task of keeping eyes on every developing MMO under creation, we’re plucking Hytale from the lower decks of our Golden Yacht and dusting it off to reveal what’s been happening. For those who don’t remember, Hytale is something of a Minecraft-like sorta-sandbox that spun away from the popular Hypixel Minecraft server in 2018; the most recent update was that developer Hypixel Studios was acquired by Riot Games back in April.

Since then there’s been an August progress report that offered a look at dynamic plant growth features in the works, but more importantly, the same post confirmed that regular progress report posts would be reeled back in favor of less frequent but more substantive announcement posts.

“We’re approaching a point where we’ll be ready to unveil parts of Hytale that we’ve never presented to the community before – but we’re not quite there yet. With that in mind, we think it’s time to take a break from these progress updates so that we can work towards a more significant set of reveals. We’re not going to go silent in the meantime, however. Over the next few weeks and months, you can expect us to become more active on social media as we provide a new ‘postcard from Orbis’ screenshot every week.”

True to form, the game’s Twitter account has been active with plenty of screenshots being shared as well as community creations. Furthermore, the Hypixel Studios team continues to expand, with three new remote job positions seeking senior and lead developers. So all in all, this one looks like it’s less dead in the water and more keen to make bigger reveals instead of drip-feed smaller ones.

sources: official site, Twitter (1, 2)

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EmberStar

Meh. My interest dropped to zero when they got bought by Riot.

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zoward

I wouldn’t write them off just yet. Riots been making a lot or acqusitions and investments lately. Hopefully the money will help fund the game, and Riot will take a hands-off approach and not screw up a Good Thing ™.

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I don’t really care, to be honest. Riot (and Tencent) are on my list of companies that I will never willingly give money to. I’m currently having to consider very hard if I want to continue playing Warframe, because Tencent are now the ultimate owners. (Tencent purchased the Chinese holding company that had purchased the majority of the shares in DE.) And after the way they handled Valorant and it’s incredibly invasive and anti-consumer “anti-cheat” protection, I will never buy a game that Riot had any amount of contact with.