The multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon bought the rights to a multi-season Lord of the Rings TV adaptation back in November of 2017 and now it is taking the epic high fantasy novel series further than ever in the gaming market. Amazon Game Studios has announced that they are creating a new free-to-play MMO game based on the Lord of The Rings. This is not to be confused with the 2007 MMO The Lord of The Rings Online which is currently developed and published by Turbine. According to press information, the game will give “a new immersive experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien”.
Publisher Gamigo has reported that RIFT Prime, RIFT‘s progressions server will be shutting down on March 31st at the stroke of midnight. Character/credit transfers will go on through the following week until April 7th.
RIFT Prime launched just over one year ago on March 7, 2018. The progression server offers the “vanilla” experience with a low level cap and a limited in-game credit shop that only contains cosmetic items.
Trion Worlds, known for publishing and developing MMOs such as ArcheAge, Defiance and Rift has been acquired by Gamigo, a Germany-based game publisher known for publishing free-to-play MMOs and browser games. The official statement posted on the Rift forums says that Trion will be under new ownership, but the games they publish will continue on in capable hands.
The acquisition involves letting go of some of Trion’s staff. The full extent and details of the transition has yet to be revealed. For more information, visit the official Rift forums and Trion Worlds site.
RIFT Prime Storm Legion Expansion Will Launch On October 3rd, Chance To Win Wardrobe On Launch Day Stream
RIFT Prime will be adding the next major content update/expansion called Storm Legion to its progression servers on October 3rd. Rift Prime subscribers will have two new continents to venture to, seven dungeons to beat and new story quests to plow through. The level cap will be increase to 60, crafting skill cap will be extended to Grandmaster level, a new city hub will be opened and more. After the launch, three more raids in the new continents will be added.