Fallen Earth’s revival has been held up by a project backlog, Little Orbit CEO says

    
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After its shutdown in the fall of 2019 for rebuilding and recoding under new management, Fallen Earth – and its revival – is still in development limbo. Players hoping to hear word from Little Orbit over the status of this project might be disappointed to hear that it still will be a while yet due to everything else going on with the company.

“Sorry for being so quiet about Fallen Earth,” Little Orbit CEO Matt Scott tweeted. “Little Orbit is super backlogged right now. We have a number of projects close to shipping, then we can start back up on Fallen Earth.”

Passionate fans have started an informal movement on the Fallen Earth forums to take a vow of a year-long subscription if Little Orbit brings the game back. In the meanwhile, you can always read our Game Archaeologist retrospective of this unique post-apocalyptic MMO.

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Fisty

It’s refreshing they give the updates. The backlog makes sense. It’s also nice to hear a game that we want to be out, not out, but this time isn’t from any decade old kickstarter campaign.

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Greaterdivinity

I feel like this is the most common refrain from LO, though it makes sense. I haven’t dug too deeply but they definitely seem like a much smaller publisher with a small team/budget. I’m just happy they’re keeping some of these games around and doing any work on them at all, hopefully they can see some good success and grow from it.

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McGuffn

Last I heard they didn’t even think they’d be able to get it up again, so this seems like progress lol.

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Bruno Brito

For the backlog: Expected. I honestly knew from the get-go that FE would have extremely little priority because LO needs moneymaking to get the game up again.

As for the player movement on the forums…

There is ONE player i would consider trustworthy on that forum and that’s Nysek. He’s a former theorycrafter and had a overall good reputation doing guides and builds for people. Aroa was a known exploiter, but i know she’s passionate about the game. That being said, i don’t expect her to be able to do anything without her usual shenanigans.

As for the rest of the thread, outside some names i reckognize from my lurking G1C forum days, everyone else are players with 12, 4, 6 posts, new accounts. Nothing that Matt would look at and think “Yes, this is enough for me to prioritize FE.”

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PanagiotisLial1

The problem also is, that game was never really promoted much. Even among long time mmo players not many knew of it(besides those who checked every now and then on gamers1st). While it will never be a big money maker, due to being unique I think it could have had a healthy playerbase. It didnt help that updates and serious development had stopped on it for a long time(a usual thing by gamers first)

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Bruno Brito

The game wasn’t promoted much for 2 specific reasons: G1C was a dogshit company so they didn’t promote jack, and after LO actively took a good look at the game, Matt himself saw that the game was in such a deplorable state that it couldn’t be promoted.

I was playing FE before the LO buyout. I found two dupes that had to be reported, and the game was rampant with them. They were lagging the servers and in the end, it was a terrible experience that no company would want to replicate.

I actually think Matt is on the right path here. Reviving the game with a new name, and new engine is a great idea. Being a solid niche MMO is going to do wonders for FE.

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PanagiotisLial1

When dupes run rampart for far too long you basically cant keep the player characters anymore, got to start the server fresh after fixing, and yes I am aware of gamersfirst since it was a new company. Any game passing through them, was like being on hietus.

I am not sure if LO has the resources to rebuild the game in a newer engine though but I guess we will see within a couple years

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Bruno Brito

I mean, they do seem to have it, but it comes from Matt’s pocket, and he seems to be safely rich, but still, it’s a company, and it requires liquid profits to function properly. So i get their heavy priority with mobile titles, and APB.