ArcheAge: Unchained, the proclaimed “no pay-to-win” buy-to-play iteration of one of the best sandbox MMORPG of all time is finally launching tomorrow, October 15th, at 10AM PDT for NA and 10AM UTC for EU. The release was initially meant to arrive on September 30th, but was pushed back to ensure that game mechanics will be balanced from the start.
In celebration of ArcheAge‘s upcoming Echoes of Hiram content update, the ArcheAge Team is holding an event extravaganza on the game’s PTS (Public Test Server). Testers will be able to explore the new Eastern Hiram Mountains and win event prizes for their characters in the live servers. Festivities begin on June 24th 9AM PDT.
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.
ArcheAge is a sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the world of Erenor, a vast and mysterious world filled with unclaimed land as far as the eye can see. The game offers a variety of unique features such as a judicial and trial system for outlaws, very realistic ocean and water physics, real estate manipulation and more. Other common features prominent in ArcheAge are farming, gliding and trade runs.
Publishing rights to North American and European regions were passed on from Trion Worlds to Gamigo Group in October 2018.
North American and European Publisher: Gamigo Group
Korean Publisher: XL Games
Duels, Sieges, Events, Arenas, Open-world
Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses