While we've been enjoying RIFT's dynamic content in NA and EU for almost a month now, our fellow players over in Russia have been left looking off at the rifts in the distance. Luckily, our comrades will be joining us soon. In a recent press release, Belver announced that it has inked a new deal with Trion Worlds to bring RIFT to Russia. A solid date has not been set as of yet, but the release hints at a late 2011 launch window. Check out the full press release after the break for more.

The GAME will launch in Russia. Trion Worlds and Belver present RIFT™ in Russia

Moscow, Russia - Redwood, CA - March, 24, 2011 - Belver and Trion Worlds proudly announce the release of RIFT™ in Russia, scheduled for late 2011.

Rift™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), telling the tale of the fantasy world Telara, riven by the creatures from the other planes. The otherworldly forces invade Telara through the mystic rifts, which nature is obscure and still unexplored. Two factions, Guardians and Defiants, constantly struggle against the monsters, coming from those rifts.

"From the very first teaser trailer, from the first words of developers and the marketing presentations, we believed that RIFT had the potential to become something incredible! And our expectations were realized. The game is really awesome! - says Slava Plotnikov, Belver company’s CEO. - It's too difficult to describe in few words, what's waiting for the players in Telara. RIFT is a game, that you should actually see with your own eyes, try it, feel it and stay there forever! The amount of localization and launch work on the Russian servers is impressive. But the specialists on either sides of Atlantic have the highest skills, so the RIFT's release in Russia  should not take long".

The history of Telara has many colorful sides, and all the game process features are so fascinating, detailed and refined, that you surely won't be able to resist the magical attraction of rifts. You'll soon become an integral part of Telara.

Thanks to the Trion Worlds' professional team, RIFT release in Europe and USA became the main event for  gamers. Russian servers' start will certainly become global and important, considering the fact that the game's localization and launch in Russia is managed by the experienced professionals from the Belver company, currently handling five large-scale online-games.

“We are excited to join forces with Belver to bring Rift to gamers throughout Russia,” said Lars Buttler, CEO, Trion Worlds. “The Russian gaming market is rapidly expanding and working with Belver allows us to further our commitment to deliver quality games to gamers worldwide.” 

The game, that received a vast number of rave reviews both from the players and the world press. The game of new generation, new dynamic, and new experience. Meet the RIFT.

About RIFT™

Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or techno-magical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player versus Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more!

About Trion Worlds

Trion Worlds is the premier publisher and developer of connected video games. With groundbreaking new server platform capabilities, Trion delivers high-quality, fully dynamic, and massively social content across video game genres, gaming platforms, and mass-market entertainment formats. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with development and technology studios in San Diego, Calif., and Austin, Texas, Trion is redefining interactive entertainment in the connected era.

About Belver

Belver unifies the multiannual experience of the Russian game industry with the new tendencies in development and operating of multiplayer online games.

Our traditions have been formed during 11 years of localization, development, publishing and distribution work in computer games industry. Our publishing brands – «Russobit-M» and GFI – are widely known in Russia, CIS countries and in the international market.

Millions of Russian users have been playing our multiplayer online games since 2007. Today Belver presents in the Russian market the following multiplayer online games: RIFT, Navy Field, Runes of Magic, Operation 7, Audition 2 and Mythos.

Relying on the successful business traditions of the previous years, we keep developing effectively the already released online games and pay great attention to the selection of new projects which might be interesting for Russian players.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our RIFT Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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