Gamigo investor report promises a ‘great update’ for RIFT in Q1, Atlas Rogues is abandoned

    
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It’s a bit of good news and unsurprising bad news out of the third quarter investor report from MGI, the company that runs Gamigo. In the report’s 14th page, it outlines some general plans for Gamigo’s portfolio of games, which has some interesting tidbits.

One of the biggest statements for MMORPG fans is a promise that RIFT “will have a first great update […] in Q1’22” after admitting that the game had gone on without any updates “for a longer period.” The report didn’t offer any other details, but considering the long drought of significant content to date, this is likely something important for fans to hear, though reaction to the report is understandably skeptical.

Additionally, the report promises that “other projects” for the next year are underway, including a release of Pirate101 for European players, new licenses, new content for existing games (including “larger updates” for Trove, Fiesta Online, and Wizard101), further international expansion, and “porting to new devices.”

The report also acknowledged some bad news in its games pipeline, nodding to the handoff of ArcheAge publishing to Kakao and also noting that the MOBA hybrid Skydome and the PvE-centric Atlas Reactor revival Atlas Rogues both “did not meet expectations and will not be pursued further.” The full report can be downloaded here.

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Castagere Shaikura

With the Rift update, I hope it’s a change of the business model. I think if it was a completely f2p game more people would play it. They would make a ton from that cash shop.

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psytic

I actually really enjoyed Rift at one point right up until the first expac. I’m pretty sure I left it for Guild Wars 2 I can’t remember. I think it was one of the best WoW clones personally. I didnt like that some classes you could legitimately macro down to like two buttons in Rift though lol. I wish the game well though. There’s just too many new games coming out for it to ever really catch fire again.

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Saluka

The LFG is literally the same 3 guys that are on at the same time that do carries on purpose to newer people.

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Greaterdivinity

I hate that the fate of Atlas Rogues and Skydome were so depressingly predictable. The devs deserve a better publisher.

Though I don’t know why they’d bother investing in Rift at this point. I don’t even entirely believe them that they’ll actually deliver on the new content to begin with, but it seems beyond pointless. It’s been what…4 years since the last update (2017) and without a single update under gamigo so far.

The game is dead. The population has left, the few remaining souls are sticking around but I doubt they’re going to be dumping money into the game. Short of significant marketing campaign to try to win players back – along with the commitment that this isn’t a one-and-done update, I don’t see this going anywhere.

Maybe it’s that one warfront they teased years ago but never got released? I get that they don’t have a ton of money and all, but gamigo is really a pretty piss-poor publisher and I’m sad that of all the MMO publishers, they were the ones that ended up picking up Trion’s library.

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Bruno Brito

This company is absolutely resource-starved and the talent has completely left. There is nothing to look forward to. Rift’s future is probably on emulation.

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Scorp Gang

Bah! They are only paying attention to Rift because they failed and LOST ArcheAge.

I would rather see Rift dead tbh.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

I don’t know what they expected to happen. They buy up Trion’s game just to let them sit and languish without ever engaging with the communities on how to improve them and make them profitable. Then they kill three of them off.

I was tempted to give Rogues a look, until I thought about it and realized I would just be wasting my time. And of course, I’m glad I didn’t buy into it or Skydime as it would have been money wasted on top of that.

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Sixuality

If there was ever a time to bring back the slogan “We’re not in Azeroth anymore” then this is surely it.

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Malcolm Swoboda

They finish some PoA expansion systems (like combat companions) to monetize.

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Kevin Brill

That seems about right, doesn’t it?

It’s been over a year now since this stuff was floating around on the PTS…

Seems that a new zone is coming to Rift from Rift

https://discord.com/channels/236302379023073280/236302379023073280/765646138434125824

Whatever it is, I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything that would revitalize Rift, or that wouldn’t be heavily monetized…

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SmiteDoctor

Some more Open World Bosses made from upscaled critters?