tribes ascend

Official Site: Tribes: Ascend
Studio: Hi-Rez Studios
Launch Date: April 12, 2012
Genre: Sci-Fi Online Team Shooter
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop, Steam DLC)
Platform: PC

Tribes 3 Rivals promises a business model that has learned from past monetization mistakes

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The Game Archaeologist: The history of Hi-Rez’s Global Agenda

This past week, former Global Agenda players woke up to a surprising reality: Their game, which went offline in 2018, suddenly was back. Hi-Rez...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our latest Stew Talks? It's like Ted Talks, but about gaming and Hi-Rez. When I sat down with Stew Chisam, President...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

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Hi-Rez apologizes for SMITE recruitment video that cracked Paragon jokes

Hi-Rez has apologized for a brief video that invites soon-to-be-homeless Paragon players and everyone else to come play SMITE that was apparently taken as an...

Whatever happened to Global Agenda, The Realm Online, and Mabinogi?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy...
I live, I die, I live again!

Hi-Rez is announcing a new game tomorrow – is it an MMO?

SMITE and Paladins developer Hi-Rez Studios has tweeted that it's revealing a new game under its banner tomorrow. Is it something we'll be interested in? Let's...

Tribes: Ascend’s last patch ushers in maintenance mode

Hi-Rez has implemented several patches since breathing life back into Tribes: Ascend last year. December's patch was its first since 2013, followed by updates...

The MOP Up: Planet of Heroes comes into orbit (July 24, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
I live, I die, I live again!

Tribes: Ascend Creative Director resigns, Hi-Rez plans final patch in his honor [Updated]

A few weeks ago, Hi Rez Creative Director Sean McBride announced that he was leaving the company. "Unfortunately at this point in time Hi-Rez...

Tribes: Ascend’s 1.3 patch introduces Hellfire map, decommissions Blueshift map

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The MOP Up: PlanetSide 2 gets a promotion (February 21, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Today’s Tribes: Ascend patch addresses votekicking and vehicles

The Tribes: Ascend servers are offline right now for the game's impending 1.2 patch. Of note, Hi-Rez is implementing a new vehicle queueing system and reducing...
Unbreaking what we screwed up forever.

Tribes: Ascend creative director: ‘We made a lot of mistakes in a lot of different places’

The history of Tribes: Ascend is a strange one. Like the first few titles out of Hi-Rez Studios, it launched to decent reception, had...

Not So Massively: Counter-Strike nerfs all the guns (December 14, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Tribes: Ascend’s first major patch since 2013 lands today

Back in August, Hi-Rez surprised disgruntled Tribes: Ascend fans by announcing that it would be resuming updates after years of maintenance mode. At the time,...

Tribes: Ascend’s next patch aims to ‘spiritually align’ with the franchise

Hi-Rez has posted an open letter to Tribes: Ascend's community on Reddit. The forthcoming Out of the Blue patch is a huge undertaking for...

The MOP Up: Free Tribes for all (November 1, 2015)

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Tribes: Ascend tests out new Perdition map

A new Tribes: Ascend public test server 2.1 patch is incoming today or tomorrow with a new map, Perdition. Perdition is a small capture-the-flag...
Do it anyway, but feel bad about it.

Hi-Rez Studios felt bad about abandoning Tribes: Ascend

Letting Tribes: Ascend lie untouched for a long while was a smart business decision for Hi-Rez Studios, but it wasn't one that the developers...